Long Range Planning

Adopted Plans 

View the Harnett County Adopted Plans. 



Harnett County Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update

The Harnett County Development Services is working to update the county's comprehensive land use plan, Harnett Horizons 2040.

Visit the project website


Important upcoming dates:


  • Public Drop-In Meeting: March 5, 2024 5-7:30 PM | 309 W Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Lillington, NC 27546
  • Public Drop-In Meeting: March 19, 2024 6-8 PM    | 107 Carletta Cagle Dr. Cameron, NC 28326 


Grow Harnett County: Comprehensive Growth Plan 2015

View the Current Comprehensive Plan

View the current Comprehensive Land Use Map

US 401 Corridor Study

Executive Summary for Public Feedback

Thank you to the entire corridor community for your participation and patience while the last round of engagement feedback was reviewed, additional analysis was conducted, and the Study's final recommendations were completed.

The CAMPO Executive Board will consider endorsing the Study's final recommendations at their March 20, 2024 meeting. Public review and comments are invited for the final report and recommendations.

Comments are due by Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Comments can be submitted through the  webform , via email to  comments@campo-nc.us , via phone to 984-542-3601, or via U.S. Mail to: CAMPO Public Comments, Attn: Bonnie Parker, One Fenton Main Street, Suite 201, Cary, NC 27511.


Study Background

Improvements are needed to the U.S. 401 corridor to accommodate current and future travel and growth. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is conducting a corridor study of approximately 19 miles of U.S. 401 from Banks Road in Wake County through the Town of Fuquay-Varina to the N.C. 210 and U.S. 421 intersection near the Town of Lillington in Harnett County; and about seven miles for the future U.S. 401. Information and summaries of the study's public engagement can be found at www.US401CorridorStudy.com.  


Spread the Word

Please continue to share info about the study with friends and neighbors, and encourage them to sign up for updates. If you wish to have the study team visit your community, please send an email to US401CorridorStudy@publicinput.com. For additional information about the study, visit www.US401CorridorStudy.com.


Contact Us

The project team is available to answer questions. Send an email to US401CorridorStudy@PublicInput.com or call 1-855-925-2801 and enter code 4800. For #US401CorridorStudy updates follow CAMPO on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Accommodations & Language Assistance

Persons who require Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assistance to attend a meeting, review website materials, or take the online survey should call or email Bonnie Parker at 984-542-3604 or bonnie.parker@campo-nc.us.

Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meetings by calling Bonnie Parker at 984-542-3604.

Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de las reuniónes llamando al 984-542-3604.

We look forward to continuing our work with you!

- The U.S. 401 Corridor Study Project Team


FAMPO: Sandhills Safe & Connected 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan



Online via Zoom

The next online open house for the Sandhills Safe and Connected plan will occur on Thursday, February 29 from 4-7pm. The zoom link for the meeting is below.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76007207561?pwd=MDOLaOBYaiEYfexr5DkB9yhLc4POLa.1

Meeting ID: 760 0720 7561 Passcode: 378561

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Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fc2R8tt7pm


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. Click here to view the plan. 




2020 Harnett Bicycle, Pedestrian, & Greenway Master Plan


2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP)

The N.C. Department of Transportation's transportation plan – called the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) – identifies the construction funding and schedule for state transportation projects over a 10-year period. NCDOT updates the STIP approximately every two years to reflect the state's current financial situation.

2018 North West Area Plan

Harnett County has completed the process to create a Small Area Plan for the northwestern part of the County. The plan focused on the area between NC 210 to the east, the Cape Fear River to the south and the Wake County line to the north. The population of this area has grown by 56% since the year 2000. It remains primarily rural in nature but is increasingly experiencing increased growth pressure expanding from Fuquay-Varina and Wake County.

This planning effort will build on policies in the 2015 Comprehensive Growth Plan and focus on balancing the rural character of the area while accommodating growth and determining infrastructure needs. The outcome of this plan will be a revised land use plan to guide rezonings and recommendations that will guide public and private investment decisions for years to come. It is anticipated that this planning process will take approximately six months.




Sandhills Regional Bicycle Plan

The Sandhills Regional Bicycle Plan covers Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Scotland and Robeson Counties and parts of Bladen and Sampson Counties.

The Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) was awarded a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to develop a regional comprehensive bicycle transportation plan. The overall goal of the Project is to provide a framework for NCDOT and local governments to enhance bicycling as a mode of transportation for residents and visitors alike, improving access, connectivity, and safety.