Transportation Projects and Studies

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FAMPO’s Role in Transportation Projects and Studies

Transportation projects are developed, designed, and built by city, county, and state transportation planners and engineers. FAMPO transportation planners do not design or build transportation projects. For this reason, concerns about specific transportation projects should be directed to the city or county in which the project is located, or to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

FAMPO transportation planners ensure that city, county, and state transportation projects are included in the region’s transportation plan and program, known as the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), respectively.  FAMPO planners maintain these two important documents. If transportation projects are not included in these documents, then they cannot receive federal or state funding.

Because transportation funds are scarce, it takes regional cooperation to make good use of the available funds. FAMPO transportation planners create a forum where local elected officials, city and county transportation planners, public transit officials, state and federal transportation officials, and members of the public, can come together to discuss transportation concerns and find solutions.

FAMPO transportation planners do conduct and manage transportation studies at the discretion of the FAMPO decision-making committee known as the Policy Committee.

Links to FAMPO Studies


State Projects and Studies

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducts transportation studies and designs, builds, and maintains transportation projects. VDOT also maintains a website with details on current and planned transportation projects and VDOT studies. Visit VDOT’s projects and studies webpage.

In 2019, the state conducted a study to identify areas along the I-95 corridor that need safety and operational improvements. The section below contains links to more information on the study. At the conclusion of the study, it was determined that a plan to implement identified improvements would not be developed until after the state studied other important transportation corridors.

Links to Virginia’s I-95 Corridor Improvement Plan Study (2019)