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The RRPDC is a regional planning agency serving
the Town of Ashland;
the City of Richmond; and
the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Richmond Regional
Planning District Commission

9211 Forest Hill Avenue
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

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Phone:  804.323.2033
Fax:  804.323.2025

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Congestion Management Process

The Congestion Management Process (CMP) is a systematic and regionally-accepted approach for managing congestion that provides accurate, up-to-date information on transportation system performance and assess alternative strategies for congestion management that meet state and local needs. The CMP is intended to apply such strategies to capacity increasing projects and improvements and transition them into the funding and implementation stages for major corridors identified in the CMP roadway network.

The CMP Technical Report is an evaluation of the current conditions of the Richmond Regionís transportation network in terms of operations and safety. The data collection and analyses of trends and conditions of the regional roadway network help evaluate areas of need in order to reduce congestion issues and improve the level of safety for commuters. Strategies are also identified for use in congestion mitigation and safety on the roadway transportation network.


Federal regulations require that a CMP be in place in all Transportation Management Areas (TMAs) or urban areas over 200,000 in population. It must be implemented as a continuous part of the metropolitan planning process, which includes the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).

Development Process

The development of the CMP Technical Report involves extensive data collection for performance measures such as travel time index, level of service, and total crashes. Identification of major corridors for analysis and inclusion in the CMP Network is also reviewed by localities, state and federal transportation agencies to evaluate current conditions of the transportation roadway network and efficiency of operations and safety within the regional network. Congestion mitigation strategies are also identified and evaluated for application in the Richmond Region for implementation and use on projects and improvements.

Ongoing Updates

The CMP is updated in conjunction with the MTP update and dependent on the frequency of updates for various data sources used in the Technical Report. The CMP may be amended at any time to account for new or updated data available.

2016 CMP Technical Report

CMP/CMS Archives

Air Quality | Bicycle/Ped | Citizen Participation | Congestion Management

Elderly/Disability/Low-Income | Intelligent Transportation Systems | Intermodal | Public Transportation

Long-Range Transportation Plan | Socioeconomic Data | Title VI | Transportation Database/GIS

Transportation Improvement Program | Unified Work Program


Richmond Regional Planning District Commission | 9211 Forest Hill Avenue | Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235 | (804) 323-2033

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