Long Range Plan
Kingsport 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan
The Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) is responsible for carrying out the region’s transportation planning efforts, including the development of the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The Kingsport MTPO planning area includes the City of Kingsport, City of Church Hill, and Town of Mount Carmel, Tennessee; Town of Weber City and Town of Gate City, Virginia; and portions of Hawkins County, Sullivan County, Greene County, and Washington County, Tennessee as well as a portion of Scott County, Virginia. The LRTP is a federally required document that outlines a high-level, comprehensive, and multimodal transportation vision for the Kingsport region and identifies specific and conceptual projects to address current and future year mobility needs.
The MTPOs Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a 20 plus year guide for transportation investments throughout the metropolitan area. To develop the plan, population and job growth trends were projected into the future; traffic levels were forecasted and compared to the capacity of the road network; and the costs of needed transportation projects were estimated and compared with revenue forecasts. The plan is required by federal law to be fiscally constrained. This cost-affordable plan can only contain projects for which funding is secured or can reasonably be expected to be available. The LRTP has three broad goals: livability, sustainability, and prosperity. Performance measures are also included to help monitor improvement and assist with decision making. As part of the plan development process, opportunities were provided for public and stakeholder input, which is an important activity in determining transportation needs and priorities. The LRTP establishes a balanced and financially feasible set of multimodal transportation enhancements that will be implemented over the next 20 plus years.
The Kingsport MTPO Executive Board approved and adopted the Kingsport 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan at their May 12, 2022 meeting. According to current law, the next required update of this LRTP should be completed by May 12, 2027.
The adopted 2045 LRTP and appendices can be viewed at the MTPO office or online at www.kingsport2045LRTP.com.