Northumberland County has approved a Master Plan for a multi-faceted transportation network throughout the county.
The Master Plan, the result of two years of study, contains analysis of traffic patterns, and infrastructure requirements, outlining policies and services that will support the County in best meeting the mobility needs of the rural/urban mix of communities—projected to grow to 96,000 residents by 2031.
It identifies an anticipated investment of between $2.4 and $4.2 million beyond the base transportation budget over the first ten years.
It calls for improvement of roads, continued investment in alternative uses of the network, including transit services and cycling.
Five years ago, Northumberland county council identified the need for this plan to manage the social, economic and environmental impact of a county-wide transportation system over 50 years.
Warden Mark Walas says it is a realistic, attainable , economically feasible plan for today and well into the future.