The Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan Final Document and Summary are now available.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners initiated the development of its first ever 25-year Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) in collaboration with the cities of Austell, Douglasville, and Villa Rica to tackle transportation issues on a county-wide basis. This unprecedented plan will serve as a blueprint for transportation investments for the county and cities for the next 25 years. The first ever CTP document supports transportation decision making and transportation policy. The CTP intended use is to provide guidance and framework for development of the County's subsequent updates of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
The purpose of the CTP is to evaluate current and future demands for transportation in light of current and predicted residential and business growth over the next 25 years. The CTP process analyzed complete access to transportation, effects on the environment and air quality, current and future land use planning, congestion issues, alternative transportation opportunities (bike, pedestrian, transit, etc.), existing road system maintenance, and new construction needs.
Public and citizen input was an important element of the CTP planning process and residents, businesses, industries, institutions, and agencies were instrumental in this planning and study process.
The Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan was adopted by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners on November 3, 2009.
Douglas County Comprehensive Transportation Plan Consultant Team
Wilbur Smith Associates
Planners for Environmental Quality (PEQ), Inc.