A Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) has been developed for Richmond County and was a joint effort between Richmond County, the incorporated municipalities within the County, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and the Lumber River Rural Planning Organization (RPO). The CTP process involved both government officials and the public in an effort to determine the county’s future transportation needs based on the best information available including: 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. It provides solutions that promote and provide the safe, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive development of the transportation system, while addressing current and future travel needs. The CTP was adopted by Richmond County on April 5, 2016; the City of Rockingham on April 12, 2016; the Town of Hamlet on March 8, 2016; the Town of Dobbins Heights on March 10, 2016; the Town of Hoffman on March 7, 2016; the Town of Ellerbe on March 7, 2016; and the Town of Norman on March 7, 2016. Adoption is pending by the North Carolina Department of Transportation at their May 2016 meeting. The Lumber River RPO endorsed the plan on March 22, 2016.