State Highway Plan

2035 State Highway PlanThe Code of Virginia directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to create an inventory of all construction needs for all transportation systems in the commonwealth to be used in the development of Virginia’s Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan, VTrans. 

To identify highway needs. VDOT develops the State Highway Plan. 

The State Highway Plan is reviewed every five years by VDOT’s Transportation and Mobility Planning Division to ensure the plan contains the most up-to-date planning assumptions, analysis techniques and recommendations. 

The State Highway Plan is not a financially constrained plan. It is intended to provide an inventory of recommended improvements needed to address capacity and safety issues on the interstate and primary systems statewide, regardless of whether funding is available.

State Highway Plan recommendations come from a variety of sources.


The State Highway Plan contains a list of recommendations for the interstate and primary highway systems, incorporating recommendations from existing corridor studies, county thoroughfare plans and comprehensive plans, Rural Long Range Plans (RLRPs), Small Urban Area Studies (SUATS), Metropolitan Planning Organization Constrained Long-Range Plans (MPO CLRPs) and the Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions program (STARS).  The State Highway Plan incorporates pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit, intermodal connectors and park and ride lots as essential components of the highway network.

NOTE: The Virginia State Highway was last released as a standalone document in 2005.  The State Highway Plan has been incorporated as a component of the Virginia Surface Transportation Plan (VSTP).  The 2035 VSTP Update is the most recently completed plan.  The Plan currently under development will be included in VTrans for horizon year 2040.


Please click on the links below for more information regarding the State Highway Plan.

Virginia Surface Transportation Plan Overview

2035 VSTP

2025 State Highway Plan


The following files are in Adobe PDF format. ADOBE PDF

State Highway Plan Frequently Asked Questions
National Highway System Map



Page last modified: March 27, 2023