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MTP Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Metropolitan Transportation Plan


The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) defines the policies, programs, and projects to reduce congestion, improve safety, support land use plans, and provide mobility choices in the CRTPO planning area. It also addresses the goals and objectives of the CRTPO, the various components of the transportation planning process, socio-economic and financial assumptions, and transportation-related environmental and health issues. The MTP is updated every four years.

As the designated regional transportation planning entity for all of Iredell and Mecklenburg counties, and the western and central, urbanized portions of Union County, the CRTPO is responsible for the long-range transportation planning efforts for the region. The CRTPO, in partnership with federal, state, and local agencies, works collaboratively to address the region’s transportation needs.

The CRTPO Board adopted the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan on March 23, 2022. Work began on the 2050 MTP in the summer of 2020. Work will begin on the 2055 MTP in 2024. Please visit the project webpage below for detailed project information.

MTP Focus

Once projects are in the MTP, projects are then selected to be placed in the even shorter-term Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that NCDOT uses to program projects for construction.

2055 MTP

Under Development

2050 MTP

Adopted March 23, 2022

2050 MTP
2050 MTP

Past MTPs

2045 MTP

Adopted March 21, 2018

2045 MTP
2045 MTP

2040 MTP

Adopted April 16, 2014

2040MTP
2040 MTP
CTP / MTP / TIP