The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and 20 planning district commissions (PDC) throughout the commonwealth are partnering to evaluate the state's rural transportation system and to recommend a range of transportation improvements that best satisfy existing and future needs. This partnership will result in a regional plan that identifies needs based upon goals and objectives established by each region. Improving the transportation system remains vital to improving the quality of life and continued economic growth and prosperity in Virginia. Providing for the effective, safe and efficient movement of people and goods is a basic goal of all transportation programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Local benefits include:
- Identification of transportation deficiencies and recommendations of remedies
- Assistance with comprehensive plan updates and traffic impact studies (Chapter 527)
- Programming of transportation improvements
- Effects of land use and development
2035 STATE HIGHWAY PLAN
Once completed, the regional transportation plans will be incorporated into Virginia’s 2035 State Highway Plan. The statewide highway plan is developed by VDOT to identify needs and recommend solutions for the commonwealth’s interstate and primary highway systems. The regional transportation plans serve as the building blocks for the State Highway Plan and are being developed in cooperation with planning districts commissions throughout the commonwealth. These rural focused plans will complement the transportation plans that currently exist for metropolitan areas of Virginia.
Rural Long Range Plan for the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
Rural Long Range Plan for the West Piedmont Planning District Commission
*Once adopted, plans will be posted.