Round Summaries

  1. ROUND 5
  2. ROUND 4
  3. ROUND 3
  4. ROUND 2
  5. ROUND 1

Listed below are the transportation projects that have been submitted to the state for SMART SCALE Round 5 consideration within the Bristol Metropolitan Planning Area. The state has finished scoring these projects and has published scorecards, recommended funding scenarios, and the CTB-approved Final Consensus Funding Scenario. For all information pertaining to Round 5, please click here.

Project Scoring and Consensus Funding Scenario

Project IDProject NameSubmitterSMART SCALE ScoreStatewide RankDistrictwide RankScorecard
9173Commonwealth Ave & Euclid Ave Intersection ImprovementsBristol MPO21.8141Link
9118MLK Jr Blvd, Birch St, and Moore St Intersection ImprovementBristol City4.51359Link
9264US-11/US-58 Intersection and Corridor ImprovementsWashington County2.023714Link
9233Cook Street ExtensionAbingdon Town1.924915Link
9252French Moore Blvd ExtensionBristol MPO0.933118Link
9128I-81 Frontage Road - Stage Coach Road to Old Dominion RoadBristol MPO0.337821Link

Consensus Scenario Funding

Project ID(1) DGP(2) HPP(3) HPPConsensus DGPConsensus HPPTotal Funding


Transportation resources are scarce. To distribute limited state transportation funds fairly, transparently, and effectively, Virginia created a scoring method to determine which transportation projects should receive state funding. MPOs, localities, planning district commissions, and transit agencies submit projects for state funding consideration. Projects that score the highest are most likely to receive state funding. The scoring method is known as SMART SCALE, which is an acronym. SMART stands for: System for the Management and Allocation of Resources for Transportation. SCALE conveys the key factors used in evaluating a project’s merits: Safety, Congestion reduction, Accessibility, Land use, and Economic development and the Environment.

Selection of Projects for Funding

Submitted projects are individually and objectively scored based on the project’s impact on specific key factors: safety, congestion reduction, accessibility, land use, economic development, and environmental impacts. After the projects are scored, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) selects the projects that will receive state funding and includes these projects in the state’s Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP).

Selection Process

Local jurisdictions or the MPO submit their eligible transportation project applications to the state. Next, the state scores and prioritizes submitted projects. Finally, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) uses the scores to select the right projects for funding. The projects are included in the Six-Year Improvement Program and are fully funded through construction.

Project Scoring

SMART SCALE scores are determined for each transportation project. Scores are calculated by considering how the project impacts the following factors: safety, congestion mitigation, accessibility, environmental quality, economic development, land use and project cost. These factors are weighed differently based on the SMART SCALE category of a region. For a complete understanding of how projects are scored, visit the SMART SCALE website, here.


A “round” refers to one full SMART SCALE cycle. Currently, there are two years between cycles.