The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) documents the region's transportation needs, and is updated every five years.
HRMPO is in the process of developing the 2045 Plan and recently completed Phase Two of public engagement.
Phase Two of the Plan focused on gathering feedback on a list of proposed transportation projects, known as the draft Universe of Projects, and closed in mid-September. The feedback gathered in Phase Two will be factored into project scoring as we evaluate each project and finalize the fiscally constrained Universe of Projects for the LRTP.
Phase Three is anticipated to begin in Spring 2023.
The development of the LRTP will be discussed at each meeting between now and the start of Phase Three. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and share additional feedback. A flowchart highlighting the process of Project List Development may be viewed here.
Background on Phase Two
Phase Two of the 2045 LRTP process was a survey soliciting feedback on the draft Universe of Projects open from August 1 through September 16, 2022.
A total of 685 people responded to the Phase Two survey, and survey results will be made available in October.
We held a webinar on August 16 to give an overview of the LRTP process and Phase Two interactive map and survey. Watch a recording of the webinar presentation here.
In addition, we attended community events in Harrisonburg, Bridgewater, and Rockingham County, presented to elected officials in every jurisdiction within HRMPO boundaries, and hosted in-person open house information sessions at Turner Ashby High School and the Lucy F. Simms Center.
Background on Phase One
Phase One of the 2045 LRTP process was a visioning survey, which was open to the public from February 1 through March 2, 2022.
A total of 638 people responded to the Phase One survey. View the Phase One Visioning Survey Report Here.
We hosted a webinar on February 16 and shared more about Phase One and the LRTP process. This webinar was recorded and can be viewed here.
Register to receive regular updates on the process and to be alerted about future opportunities during the LRTP process to share your feedback.
What is a LRTP?
The LRTP presents recommendations for enhanced transportation efficiency and functionality, including the construction of new facilities, improved connectivity to multiple travel modes and the enhancement of existing highway, transit and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The LRTP also identifies potentially available federal, state, and local funding levels and presents recommendations for the future programming and implementation phasing of major projects.
The goal of the LRTP is to create an effective framework for mobility and development together with a set of priority transportation investments that will address the area’s current and long-term needs. The projects that are selected as priorities for the transportation network will be programmed into the Statewide TIP for funding. The plan must comply with Federal guidelines as outlined in MAP-21.
Review the current approved Long Range Transportation Plan using the links below. Please see Appendix D to review projects and their costs that have been evaluated and scored to indicate their benefits to the region. See the list the specific projects identified in the I-81 Improvement Program in Appendix F.