The Planning Department works closely with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Board of Supervisors on transportation planning within the County. Staff works with VDOT on individual development proposals and provides recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for priorities for the six-year plan for transportation projects. The Planning Department has assumed the County’s role in the process of VDOT’s acceptance of rural additions into the secondary road system.
Gloucester County is a member of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) based on its location of the urban fringe of the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area. The HRTPO is charged with allocating federal funding for transportation and highways and is comprised of elected officials representing the localities within the TPO. Staff serves on the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission’s Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (HRTTAC) and several other committees involved in regional transportation plans.