The Draft 2045 MTP project list is now available for public comment. The Public Comment period will remain open from July 20 through August 30. Please click on the map to review and comment on projects in the draft project list.

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2045 MTP Fiscally Constrained Projects:

Horizon Year 2025 (Existing and Committed) (PDF)

Horizon Year 2035 (PDF)

Horizon Year 2045 (PDF)

Iredell County Map (PDF)

Mecklenburg County Map (PDF)

Union County Map (PDF)

Public Comment Period

The CRTPO has started a public comment period on its 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan’s fiscally-constrained project list. A forecast of available revenues was prepared and a two-tiered project ranking process was used to develop the draft ranked project list. This draft list was the result of a very competitive process-- only 65 of 280 submitted projects were able to be recommended for funding within the draft fiscally constrained project list.

The lists of projects have been programmed into “horizon years.” A horizon year is a ten year window of projects, which implies that there is adequate funding to complete the project by the date specified within each horizon year. There are three horizon years for this plan: 2025, 2035, and 2045. The 2025 horizon year only includes projects already funded and scheduled for construction in the next few years. The 2035 horizon year list includes some existing scheduled projects that will be completed after 2025, as well as some new projects. The 2045 horizon year list is comprised of new projects that have been identified through the CRTPO’s two-tiered ranking process.

The CRTPO encourages public review and comment on this list in advance of approval in August. The comment period runs from July 20 through August 3. The CRTPO board will be requested to approve the draft fiscally constrained project list during its meeting on August 16.

Comments should be directed to Neil Burke using the following methods:


Regular Mail:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth St., 8th floor
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fax: 704-336-5123

Public comments can also be made regarding the Draft Fiscally Constrained Project list during the August 16 CRTPO board meeting.

Process to Develop the Fiscally Constrained Project List for the 2045 MTP

Based on the approved ranking methodology and revenue assumptions, all candidate projects were scored and cost estimates were produced. A draft fiscally-constrained project list was developed with the assistance of the Roadway Ranking Review Committee by prioritizing projects based upon their two-tiered MTP score and cost estimates relative to the amount of funding available within each STI tier. The list covers the MTP’s three horizon years: 2025; 2035; 2045.

The 2025 horizon year consists primarily of projects fully or partially funded in the draft 2018-2027 Transportation Improvement Program. The 2035 and 2045 horizon years are programmed based on how well projects score using CRTPO’s Roadway Ranking Methodology.

Financial Assumptions and Fiscal Constraint 

An important component of the project list’s preparation is that Federal regulations require that MTPs be financially constrained. This means that it must be demonstrated that the proposed investments are reasonable in the context of anticipated future revenues over the life of the plan.

Financial Assumptions (PDF)

Candidate Projects

A total of 280 candidate roadway projects were submitted for 2045 MTP consideration. The links below contain information about the process to evaluate projects as well as the status of each project based on the results of the ranking process.

Candidate Roadway Projects:

Roadway Ranking Methodology (PDF)

2045 MTP Candidate Roadway Projects Map (PDF)

Candidate Roadway Projects - Division 10 (Mecklenburg & Union Counties) (PDF)

Candidate Roadway Projects - Division 12 (Iredell County) (PDF)

Candidate Roadway Projects - Region E (Mecklenburg & Union Counties) (PDF)

Candidate Roadway Projects - Region F (Iredell County) (PDF)

Candidate Roadway Projects - Statewide (PDF)