A Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) has been prepared for Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln counties. The CTP is a long range planning document that will assist the local government and its representatives in making transportation decisions over the next 30+ years. This is a joint effort between the Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO), local counties, cities, towns, and the NCDOT – Transportation Planning Division (TPD). The CTP involves both government officials and the public in an effort to determine the area’s future transportation needs based on the best information available.

By establishing the regions future transportation needs, the CTP offers an organized way to identify and eventually prioritize the transportation projects that may be built in the communities within the GCLMPO area.

The CTP includes alternative modes of transportation, such as transit, walking, and cycling, and identifies recommendations for solutions that provides for the safe, efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive use of the transportation system, while addressing current and future travel needs.