Harnett County,
North Carolina

Development Services 

Long Range Planning & Transportation

Long Range Planning

Planning Staff is committed to upholding long term standards for growth and development in Harnett County. Through various long range planning methods we can do just that.

2018 South West Area Study - SWAS

The North Carolina Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is updating the Southwest Area Study (SWAS) transportation plan in cooperation with partners that include Wake County, Harnett County, Apex, Angier, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, and other transportation agencies. To see more information, please CLICK HERE

Ray Road Project

As many of you who live in the Anderson Creek area know, NCDOT has been pursuing upgrades to the Ray Road Corridor. This project has also included a traffic alignment with Overhills Road. If you would like to see current project status, CLICK HERE

Hurricane Matthew Related Road Closures

Hurricane Matthew affected many travelways in Harnett County, we have attached a list of current construction schedules & estimated completion dates for those roadways that are still closed. CLICK HERE to see the list

Land Use Plan

Land use planning establishes a plan for the future of a community, including goals and strategies used for both development and preservation of land. Plans may include just a few or many different uses, which can be catergorized into more general categories including: residential, agricultural, commercial, and conservation. Through these types of uses and corresponding densities, we can anticipate and organize use of land to best fit the community.

As of the end of 2015, staff, with the help of Land Design, INC has prepared and had approved a major rewrite of the County’s Land Use Plan.

Click here to learn about the 2015 Comprehensive Growth Plan Initiative

The Comprehensive Growth Plan was a large task that included many months of work, the aquisition of grants, and a renewed vision in regards to Harnett County's future growth and accomplishments. Please see below for the adopted version of the plan!

Click here for a text only version of the current Land Use Plan

Comprehensive Transportation Plan

A comprehensive transportation plan works in many ways the same as a long range plan; however it is used to plan for the future transportation needs of a community. Many people immediately think of motorized-vehicular transportation when they hear the term 'transportation'; however there many other forms of transportation, including pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit. With a comprehensive transportation plan in place, as development occurs the planned future transportation updates are made.

Harnett County worked with several other agencies to develop a comprehensive transportation plan for our community. Below you will find a link from the NC Department of Transportation for Harnett County.

Comprehensive Plan Information

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