CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7456
|FOR RELEASE: July 21, 2009
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Connecticut Department of Transportation Announces Publication of State's 2009 Long-Range Transportation Plan
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the completion of the State’s 2009 Long-Range Transportation Plan (2009 LRP). The LRP is a federally mandated policy document that outlines the State of Connecticut‘s transportation policies and strategies for at least a 20-year period. It is updated every three to five years. The 2009 LRP, which updates the 2004 LRP, covers the period 2009 – 2035.
The 2009 LRP includes a strategic five-point action plan for prioritizing the State’s investments in the transportation system. It will serve as a framework for developing future, more project-specific transportation planning documents such as the Department’s 2011Master Transportation Plan and the State Transportation Improvement Program," said Commissioner Marie.
The Department solicited public input on transportation issues and priorities prior to and during the development of the 2009 LRP. "In developing this plan, the Department reviewed and considered the Connecticut's Transportation Strategy Board’s January 2007 report, the State Plan of Conservation and Development, regional long-range transportation plans and various other transportation-related plans and studies. We also considered public input received in the fall of 2007 during the public comment period and seven Listening Sessions that were held prior to the development of a draft plan, and throughout the 45-day public review and comment period on the draft LRP, which ended on April 30, 2009,” said Commissioner Marie.
This document, titled Connecticut on the Move, Strategic Long-Range Transportation Plan, 2009 – 2035, is available on the Connecticut Department of Transportation's web site at http://www.ct.gov/dot/LRP for viewing and downloading.