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The Tri-Cities Area MPO has hired a new Transportation Planner, Landon Bridges, a recent graduate from Clemson University with his Masters in City and Regional Planning. 

The Tri-Cities MPO started the Multi-Modal Plan last quarter and is meeting with the consultants bi-weekly. The steering committee meetings are on the last Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. 

The Tri-Cities MPO is preparing for three Smart Scale applications including: 

– I-85/95 Interchange Improvements 

 – Washington/Wythe Conversion to 2-Way and SPUI @ I-95 

 – Winston Churchill Drive Corridor Improvements 

The Policy Committee and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met this month. They made decisions to support Smart Scale leveraging funds for the- I-95@Rives Rd interchange for the city of Petersburg. Both committees elected new Chairs and Vice Chairs. 

The Tri-Cities MPO plans to kick off the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) in the next few months.