Starting November 27, 2012 begins a detour for US 84/W Hill Avenue. Contact
Corey Hull for more information. Click the image to view a larger map.
Click here to view the VDT article concerning the detour.
In April 2003, Governor Sonny Perdue officially designated the Southern
Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC) as the Metropolitan Planning Organization
(MPO) for the Valdosta Urbanized Area. As the MPO, the SGRC is responsible
for carrying out transportation planning in the Metropolitan Planning Area
using funding received from the US Department of Transportation's Federal
Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration, administered by
the Georgia Department of Transportation. The MPO works with these and other
transportation planning partners to fulfill the requirements of various
federal, state and local transportation planning laws and plans.
The MPO is responsible for developing a continuing, comprehensive, and
cooperative transportation planning process that includes long range
planning, short range improvement programs, public involvement programs, and
an annual program of work activities. In addition to these four main
documents and plans, the Valdosta-Lowndes MPO works in a broad range of
planning areas to ensure a comprehensive transportation planning foundation
for the community. These topic areas include: socioeconomic analysis,
travel demand modeling, freight movement planning, intelligent
transportation systems, maintenance and operations, safety and security
planning, transit planning, bike and pedestrian planning, environmental
mitigation, context sensitive solutions, access management, land use
planning and others.
Today the SGRC and the VLMPO continue to provide quality comprehensive,
cooperative, and continuous transportation planning in the Valdosta