Program of Projects & Resource Allocation Plan

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The map below represents the Program of Projects - a full list of future projects that are needed to meet the City's needs for walking, bicycling, scootering, and accessing transit. 

There are three categories of projects:

  • Funded Projects are future projects that have had funding allocated.
  • Resource Allocation Plan Projects are future projects the City is planning to seek funding for in the next 5 to 10 years, although there is no guarantee these projects will be funded. The Resource Allocation Plan is constrained based on funding, staff capacity, and other resource limitations.
  • Other Unfunded Projects are future projects that are needed, but are not included in the constrained Resource Allocation Plan. These other projects are included in the full Program of Projects list.

Candidate (unfunded) projects were identified in several ways:

  • From the City of Norfolk Transportation Department’s prior list of improvement projects accumulated from public and stakeholder input over several years prior to the start of Multimodal Norfolk in 2019.
  • From the public input on walking, bicycling, and scootering needs through the Multimodal Norfolk process.
  • From the City of Norfolk’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategic Plan, which was adopted in 2015.

Click on a project to see the description, project type, funding status, need level, readiness, cost category, and primary potential funding source. To open the map in a separate window, click here.

What should we build?

The Program of Projects is a comprehensive list of all potential pedestrian, bicycle, scooter, and other infrastructure improvement projects that is intended to meet the highest needs for safer walking, bicycling, scootering, and transit in Norfolk. The Program of Projects list was generated from the Needs Assessment maps, which were produced through a combination of public input and data-driven analysis.

This list of potential projects is much greater than can be constructed with currently available funds. Not all needs can be met today, and the process to obtain funding for improvement projects is complicated. Determining which projects meet the highest needs and matching them with appropriate funding sources is an important process. This process was used to develop the Resource Allocation Plan.

How do we fund it?

Not all of the projects in the Program of Projects are included in the Resource Allocation Plan. The Resource Allocation Plan is a subset of pedestrian, bicycle, scooter, and other new infrastructure projects from the Program of Projects that the City can realistically move forward within the near term, likely over the next 5 to 10 years. 

The Resource Allocation Plan matches funding sources to projects. It matches projects based on:

  • Best chance of getting funded
  • Long, medium, or short timeframes
  • Available funds

Each funding "bucket" has limited funds. Projects are run through the Needs Assessment to see which projects are in the highest need areas. The highest need projects are then evaluated for compatibility with each funding program.

The high-need priority projects that were identified for inclusion in the Resource Allocation Plan were evaluated based on project readiness, need level, and the City's ability to move them forward into funding applications. Project readiness and cost category were determined through planning-level examination of utility issues, right-of-way constraints, presence of curb and gutter, and other feasibility considerations.

The Program of Projects will be periodically updated as new projects are added to the list and current ones are completed. The Resource Allocation Plan will also be a living document as funding opportunities are subject to change, eligibility criteria changes, and timeframes frequently change. Both lists will be updated to adjust to the changing circumstances.

The current Program of Projects list is available in Appendix G and the current list of Resource Allocation Plan projects is available in Appendix H in the final Multimodal Transportation Master Plan. For more detail on the methodology used to develop the Program of Projects and the Resource Allocation Plan, reference Chapter 13 in the final plan under the Project Resources & Documents page.