This CTP study is a long range plan, which identifies major transportation improvement needs and develops long term solutions for the next 25 to 30 years. It is a joint effort between Cherokee County, Town of Murphy, Town of Andrews, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and the Southwestern Rural Planning Organization (SWRPO). \r\n\r\nThe CTP process involves both government officials and the public in an effort to determine the county’s future transportation needs. These needs are determined with the best information available including, but not limited to, population, economic conditions, traffic trends, and patterns of land development. The CTP is a multi-modal plan, addressing the concerns of transit users, bicyclists, and pedestrians in addition to highway users. Solutions that promote and provide the safe, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive use of the transportation system, while addressing current and future travel needs, will be developed and recommended.