Rural Regional Long-Range Plans

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.

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

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.

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.

For More Information

Considering the size of Virginia and its transportation system, the development of these transportation plan will be phased over the next two years.

Mouse over and click on the map below for more information from various areas of the commonwealth on the 2035 State Highway Plan update. Additional regional information will be added as it becomes available.

New River Valley Planning District Commission Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership Local Government Council West Piedmont Planning District Commission Southside Planning District Commission Commonwealth Regional Commission Richmond Regional Planning District Commission George Washington Regional Commission Northern Neck Planning District Commission Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission Crater Planning District Commission Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission Hampton Roads Planning District District Commission Lenowisco Cumberland Plateau Mount Rogers Central Shenandoah Northern Shenandoah Valley Northern Virginia Regional Commission Thomas Jefferson

 Virginia PDC map



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