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Map of roadway needs in the New River and Roanoke Valleys

Virginia’s statewide multimodal transportation plan update aims to provide a more complete picture of transportation improvements needed in the Commonwealth.  The first step will involve developing a new vision that will be informed by a public survey, vulnerability assessment, and data trends.  Unlike the 2040 version of the plan, VTrans 2045 will also identify mid-term needs within a 10-year planning horizon and longer-term needs.  Adoption of mid-term needs is anticipated by December 2019 and will inform SMART Scale round four.


A guiding theme for this plan update is to increase awareness among public and local agencies.  In addition, the plan will convey trade-offs, relative return on investment, and opportunity cost associated with policy options.  The complete plan, including long-term needs and strategic actions is anticipated to be complete in early 2021.  VTrans 2045 is led by the Virginia Secretary of Transportation’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment.


For more information contact Elijah Sharp (esharp@nrvrc.org), 540-639-9313, ext. 210.