Small Area Studies

The SAWMPO Small Area Studies assist 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 the 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:

Richmond Road (US 250) Corridor Study

Greenville Avenue VDOT STARS Study

Completed Studies:

WWRC Small Area Study 

Rosser Avenue Signal Optimization Study

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