Small Area Study Program

Through the Small Area Study program, the MPO assists its three member jurisdictions by examining site or area-specific needs identified in the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. Studies evaluate current and future conditions, and develop recommendations to advance projects from the planning concept to funding application stage.

The SAWMPO partners with VDOT, DRPT, its member jurisdictions, and the public on each study.

Project studies may address issues such as:

  • Roadway capacity
  • Safety and operational improvements
  • Bike and pedestrian planning
  • Planning and design of new roadways.

Current Studies:

WWRC Small Area Transportation Study


For additional information please contact Ann Cundy, SAWMPO Transportation Program Manager, at 540-885-5174 or via email at