Arterial Management Plans

The Commonwealth’s arterial network is the result of major investments in public funds and it is critical to develop plans and procedures to better preserve the Commonwealth’s existing transportation investments. The purpose of an Arterial Management Plan is to develop a holistic approach that identifies ways to ensure the safety and preserve the capacity of the Commonwealth’s arterial highway network without wide scale roadway widenings.

In the future, there will continue to be a need to accommodate new land development along the arterial network, but the access to new sites must be strategically planned in advance to minimize the congestion and safety impacts that frequently accompany strip development.  Arterial Management Plans help guide localities and the development community in their decision making process that will ultimately lead to maximizing capacity, minimizing congestion, reducing safety impacts, as well as planning and designing the appropriate access for the future development in the corridor.

Please refer to the Arterial Management Plan Methodology Report and Arterial Management Plan Toolbox of Alternatives for guidance in the development of future Arterial Management Plans.

Completed Arterial Management Plans

Route 250 and Route 623 in Goochland County

Route 3 in Spotsylvania County

Route 106 in New Kent County


Arterial Management Plans in Development

• Route 301/207 in King George and Caroline Counties

• Route 3 in Orange County 


NOTE:  Please visit the Corridor Studies page for studies completed on established corridors.

Page last modified: March 24, 2017