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Unified Planning Work Program


The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is adopted annually in accordance with joint Federal Highway Administration/Federal Transit Administration (FHWA/FTA) transportation planning guidelines. The UPWP describes the planning activities that are anticipated for the coming fiscal year and documents the allocation of state and federal funds associated with each planning activity.

The FY 2019 UPWP was approved by the MPO on March 21, 2018 and goes into effect on July 1, 2018

FY2018 Local Projects:

Local projects are transportation planning projects that use CRTPO funds, but are administered by member jurisdictions.  Funding support for the local projects comes from previously unobligated PL funds (unobligated balance). The project sponsor is responsible for the 20% local match.

Project Name

Project Description



Local Match


Transportation Corridor Studies

The City of Charlotte will study two, four-lane undivided arterials that carry high traffic volumes to determine the best options to improve the walking and bicycling network. Two corridors will be studied: N. Tryon St. (Old Concord Road to 36th St.) and South Blvd. (New Bern Ave to Archdale Road).

City of Charlotte




Cornelius East Connectivity & Study Congestion Study

The Town of Cornelius will analyze connectivity alternatives for better traffic management on the east side of Cornelius.

Town of Cornelius




Davidson Mobility Plan

The Town of Davidson will evaluate options to manage congestion, maintain or enhance mobility for citizens and identify modal options to avoid system gridlock.

Town of Davidson




Gilead Road West Corridor Study

The Town of Huntersville will examine the Gilead Road corridor from McCoy Road to Wynfield Creek Parkway.

Town of Huntersville




North-South Parkway Sub-Area Study

The towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville will jointly analyze north-south connectivity east of NC 115.

Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville (fiscal agent for project)




Waxhaw-Marvin Road Corridor Study

The purpose of the Waxhaw-Marvin Corridor Study is to comprehensively look at the key north- south corridor to the west of NC 16, to achieve a safe, efficient, and sustainable transportation network. The goals of the study are to determine the most effective ways to relieve congestion, improve safety, and provide a balanced multimodal network for all users. Study limits are Bonds Grove Church Road to Helms Road.

Town of Waxhaw




US 74 Marshville Corridor Study

This project will be undertaken by Union County. The focus of the corridor study is to determine what types of improvements could best address access management and safety, while also accommodating pedestrian and facilitating the needs of downtown Marshville. This project was a recommendation of the Union County Critical Intersection Analysis, which was completed in June of 2016 with CRTPO funds.

Union County





Local Projects Resource Guide

Quick Facts Guide (January 2017)

UPWP Review Subcommittee
The Technical Coordinating Committee has established a standing committee to help guide the development of CRTPO’s Unified Planning Work Program. The UPWP Review Subcommittee will
a. review funding allocations for each task as recommended by staff
b. decide on process or content changes from previous years’ UPWP
c. review and conduct an evaluation of local project applications

Agency Representatives
Transit David McDonald
Charlotte Department of Transportation Andy Grzymski
Charlotte Department of Transportation Jayne Peterson
Travel Demand Model Anna Gallup
NCDOT-Transportation Planning Branch Andy Bailey
NCDOT-Public Transportation Division Vacant
NCDOT-Division Representative Stuart Basham
Federal Highway Administration Loretta Barren
Town Representative Vacant
Town Representative Andrew Ventresca
County Representative Vacant
Lake Norman Transportation Commission Bill Thunberg
Mecklenburg County LUESA Megan Green


Planning (PL) Fund Resources

Past Years Approved UPWPs