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Charlottesville/Albemarle MPO


Charlottesville/Albemarle MPO

Long Range Transportation Plan

The Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO's 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan looks ahead three decades to assess future transportation projects vital for our region. The plan considers all modes of transportation including highways, roads, bus, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and air. This planning process updates the 2035 United Jefferson Area Mobility Plan (UnJAM 2035), which was approved by the MPO Policy Board in May 2009.

The 2040 LRTP is a fundamental document for our community. Not only does it outline our region's long-range transportation vision, it also lists all future projects that we anticipate our region will undertake in the next 20 to 30 years in an effort to attain that vision. The project list is one of the more critical elements of the plan in that federal funding cannot be allocated to transportation projects unless they are included on this list. Additionally, this list of transportation projects must be fiscally constrained, meaning that the MPO cannot plan to spend more money than it expects to receive.

This website is the core resource for all materials regarding the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, including the final document approved by the MPO Policy Board on May 28, 2014. For the final version of the 2040 LRTP please click here.


PUBLIC HEARING: Potential Amendment 2040 LRTP

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public hearing regarding a potential amendment to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. This public hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 24th at 4:00 pm, at the Water Street Center, 407 E Water Street, Charlottesville Virginia, 22902.

This potential amendment focuses on an adaptive signal project in the City of Charlottesville. This project would extend the adaptive signal project being implemented in Albemarle County on US 29. The County's signalization project is part of the US 29 Solutions Process and ends just inside the City's boundary at Morton Drive and Emmet Street. This new project, under consideration with this amendment, would extend this adaptive signal technology along US 29 in the City to Emmet Street and Ivy Road.

Click here to review amendment to the fiscally-constrained project list. New information is in red.

Note: this project will not require federal funding and is being considered for inclusion in the 2040 LRTP because it is a regional priority.


The 2040 LRTP was amended by the MPO Policy Board at its July 23rd meeting. These amendments focus on changes based on the Route 29 Solutions project package, approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board at its June 18th 2014 meeting.

February 5th - 2040 LRTP Public Outreach Event: Fiscal-Constraint

Public Forum Materials

Display posters from the workshop are available for review.
Click here to view posters.

You can download the "Priorities" worksheets below. Please fill them out, save them, and e-mail your completed copy to

You can also provide feedback through the Comment Box on our website.

October 23rd Preferred Scenario and Non-Capacity Improvements
Public Forum Materials

Display posters from the workshop are available for review.
Click here to view posters

August 28th Round 3 Scenarios Public Forum Materials

Display posters from the August workshop are available for review.
Click here to view posters

Understanding the Long Range Transportation Planning Process

Watch this 6-minute video on the transportation planning process, and learn how you can participate and provide feedback on the 2040 Plan set to be finalized in May!

LRTP 101


Comment Box