Long Range Plan
Kingsport 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan – Public Review Period
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.
Over the past 18 months, MTPO staff, along with a consultant team, have worked with numerous partners, stakeholders, and interested parties to develop the draft 2045 LRTP. State and Federal review has been completed and the draft 2045 LRTP is available for final public review from April 6, 2022 through May 6, 2022. Draft copies of the LRTP can be found at the Kingsport Public Library, the lobby of City Hall, the MTPO office, or online at www.kingsport2045LRTP.com. All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft LRTP and send comments to MTPO@KingsportTN.gov or by mail to Kingsport MTPO, 415 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660 by 5:00 pm EDT May 6, 2022. The 2045 LRTP will be considered for adoption at the May 12, 2022 MTPO Executive Board meeting (full agenda will be available closer to the meeting date).
Thank you in advance for your feedback and interest in the Kingsport MTPO LRTP planning process.
2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Virtual Room – Visit this site to learn more about the plan and stay up to date on the progress of the plan update
Project Kick-Off Presentation from December 3, 2020
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 financially 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.
A program approach was chosen to create a stronger link between the plans goals and transportation improvement funding. The program categories including: safety and transportation system management/intelligent transportation system solutions, capacity improvements, economic development and job access, and active transportation. 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.