Arterial Management Plans

The Commonwealth’s arterial network is the result of a major investment in public funds- to protect this investment VDOT works cooperatively with localities to develop plans and procedures dedicated to preserving the Commonwealth’s existing transportation investments. Arterial Management Plans use a holistic approach that identifies ways to ensure safety and preserve the capacity of the Commonwealth’s arterial highway network without wide-scale roadway widenings. Arterial Management Plans are a key component of the Arterial Preservation Program- providing localities and VDOT a guide to future development and supporting transportation network infrastructure.

There will always be a need to accommodate new land development along the arterial network- Arterial Management Plans represent a strategic approach, using advanced planning to minimize the safety and congestion impacts that frequently accompany strip development. Arterial Management Plans help guide localities and the development community in their decision-making processes that will ultimately lead to safer access while minimizing congestion, as well as planning and designing the appropriate level of access for the future development in the corridor.

Please refer to the Arterial Management Plan Methodology Report and Arterial Management Plan Toolbox of Alternatives for guidance in the development of future Arterial Management Plans.

Completed Arterial Management Plans

US 250 and Route 623 in Goochland County

Route 3 in Spotsylvania County

Route 106 in New Kent County

US 301/ Route 207 in King George County and Caroline County / Appendices

Route 3 in Orange County


Arterial Management Plans in Development

• US 220 from Cave Spring to North Carolina Border

• US 29 from Route 460 to City of Danville

• US 460 from I-81 to Nottoway County

• US 58 in Brunswick County and Mecklenburg County

• US 58 from City of Emporia to City of Suffolk

• US 1 in Spotsylvania County

• US 360 in Chesterfield County

• US 17 from I-664 to US 258

• US 60 from Powhatan County to Amherst County


NOTE:  Please visit the Corridor Studies page for studies completed on established corridors.

Page last modified: Nov. 1, 2019