PUBLIC NOTICE: DRAFT Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: Part III – Congestion Mitigation Report

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, has completed the DRAFT Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process: Part III – Congestion Mitigation report.

The Hampton Roads Congestion Management Process (CMP) is an on-going systematic process for managing congestion that provides information and analysis on multimodal transportation system performance and on strategies to alleviate congestion and enhance the mobility of persons and goods regionwide.  During this process, HRTPO staff works with state and local agencies to develop these strategies and mobility options.  All Transportation Management Areas (TMAs), which are urban areas over 200,000 in population, are required by Federal regulations to prepare a CMP.  The first Congestion Management Process for Hampton Roads was prepared in 1995, and updates were released in 1997, 2001, 2005, 2010, and 2014.

HRTPO staff has completed an update to the CMP report.  Similar to the 2014 report, the CMP report includes a thorough assessment of the roadway system in Hampton Roads, a regional roadway network congestion analysis, a ranking of the most congested corridors, and a list of congestion mitigation strategies and recommended improvements for the congested corridors.

The Hampton Roads CMP Report was released in three parts:

•     Part I – Introduction and System Monitoring (March 2020)

•     Part II – System Performance (October 2020)

•     Part III – Congestion Mitigation

This Part III – Congestion Mitigation includes:

1)        Future and Ongoing Roadway Projects – Describes ongoing and upcoming planned and programmed projects included in both short-term and long-term planning documents.

2)        Congestion Mitigation Strategies – Describes the tools and methods that have been and can be implemented to improve congested roadways.

3)        Application of Strategies to CMP Congested Corridors – Identifies causes of congestion and recommends improvements to the highest ranked congested freeways and arterial roadways.

4)        Conclusions/Next Steps

Click Here to view a copy of the draft report. 

All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Mr. Sam Belfield at or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. The deadline for comments on this draft report is April 14, 2023.


Created: March 20, 2023

Last Modified: April 19, 2023