With the recent adoption of the Hampton Roads 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the metropolitan areas of the region, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) is kicking off the update to the rural version of the LRTP. Over the next couple of months, HRTPO staff will be collaborating with rural area stakeholders and the public on developing the Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan (RLRTP) for the horizon year of 2045 that specifically covers the City of Franklin and Southampton County (see map below).
The RLRTP is part of an ongoing statewide effort to create and maintain regional transportation plans in rural areas that complement those in Virginia’s metropolitan and small urban areas. The RLRTP is developed as a vision plan, regardless of anticipated funding availability, and will look at improvements that can be made in the near-term and in the future, as far as the year 2045, to assess potential impacts of population and employment growth on the transportation system in rural areas. This regional plan can then be used by local, regional, and state agencies to identify rural transportation funding priorities.
HRTPO staff will be seeking input from rural stakeholders and the general public to develop this plan. In the coming months, HRTPO staff will be conducting a survey to help identify rural transportation concerns. In the meantime, to learn more about the current Hampton Roads 2040 Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan, click here: