2008 Long-Range Transportation Plan

Please refer to 2015 Long-Range Transportation Plan page for information on our current update.

Completed in November 2008, the SPATS Long Range Transportation Plan is a multi-modal and fiscally constrained document that outlines transportation priorities and proposed projects to the year 2035. Project priorities are based upon growth patterns, population and employment projections, and a transportation model that forecasts traffic and transportation needs to the year 2035. The total projects costs within the plan cannot exceed what SPATS is expected to accumulate by the year 2035, and inclusion in the plan is a prerequisite before funding can be committed within the SPATS Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).



Proposed Intersection List:

The list of intersections (first PDF under downloads) have previously been identified as needing improvements through an SCDOT formula based on vehicle accidents, traffic volumes, and projected growth in traffic. Roads eligible for federal funding have a functional classification of collector or higher.

The SPATS team will estimate costs of each project, develop termini, a description of the purpose and need for the project, and its prioritization through ACT 114 legislation. As required, we will analyze the proposed project:

  • financial feasibility;
  • economic development potential in the area to increase traffic;
  • truck traffic;
  • bike / pedestrian accident locations;
  • safety;
  • impacts to natural / cultural and environmental resources;
  • and other factors.


Projects at the top of the list after analysis will go into the Short-Range Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and become eligible for funding. Those projects that are identified as important but are not in the fiscally contained plan will be candidates that can move up in the list as funding becomes available. The highlighted projects are affiliated with other funding sources.


Research and analysis for the SPATS 2040 LRTP is currently underway. The scope and schedule will be complete December 2015 and the final LRTP update will be complete March 2016.