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Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

MTP 2045

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP, previously known as LRTP) is a fiscally-constrained and required planning document that reflects planned transportation investments over the next twenty-five years. It forecasts changes in the region and seeks to identify transportation improvements needed to keep travelers and goods moving smoothly and how to fund those improvements. The plan is multi-modal and identifies investments in roadway, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian, rail and aviation projects.

The current MTP 2045, was adopted by the MPO on September 24, 2020. The complete plan, maps and executive summary can be found below. The previous MTP can be found on the Regionwide plans page.

Plan and Survey Materials:

Amendments to the MTP

Date AdoptedAmendmentDescription
6/4/2021Amendment #1The MPO Board considered an amendment to the MTP to add a planned extension of Commercial Boulevard for a business park in the East Flat Rock area of Henderson County that has been funded with Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funds which, due to the cost of the project, did not require another project to be removed and should not impact any other projects schedule.

The amendment was approved by the Board.
1/27/2022Amendment #2The MPO Board considered an amendment to the MTP to incorporate a proposed project that would provide a new interchange on I-26 between Exits 33 (Brevard Road) and 37 (Long Shoals Road.) The project, HE-0001, is expected to cost roughly $30 million and would tie-in to the access road at the Pratt & Whitney site and connect to NC 191 (Brevard Road.) While the project is expected to be funded with State Commerce funds, the project is required to be identified in the MTP in order to obtain required federal approvals.

The amendment was approved by the Board.
10/27/2022Amendment #3The MPO Board considered an amendment to three items in MTP:
1) Amendments to the Transportation Analysis Zones in the region’s Travel Demand Model, requested by NCDOT, necessitated by HE-0001
2)  Modification to the Proposed Cross-Section for U-6159 (US 276 in Haywood County)
3)  Addition of the College/Patton Bike Lane project in Downtown Asheville

These amendments were approved by the Board.
08/17/2023Amendment #4The MPO Board considered an amendment to move horizon year dates for a number of projects. Horizon year dates are added to the MTP to reflect projects that are expected to be completed between 2020-2030, 2031-2040, and 2041-2045. Due to cost increases reflected in the Draft 2024-2033 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), a number of projects in the 2045 MTP are expected to be completed by 2030 are now being pushed back to 2040, 2045, or even further out (what are called “Outer Years.”)

The amendment was approved by the Board.


Appendix A – Public Involvement

Appendix B – Land Use Study Report

Appendix C – Project Scoring

Appendix D – Environmental Justice Scoring

Appendix E – Horizon Year Maps

Appendix F – Project Dossiers // Project Dossier Key

Check out the supplemental materials below for more information on MTP development. 


Population Summary by Municipality (full breakdown under Land Use Study Report below)

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