Get to Know WMPO

Get To Know WMPO

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is the regional transportation planning agency for the lower Cape Fear region of southeastern North Carolina. The WMPO facilitates a cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing transportation planning process that serves as the basis for the expenditure of all federal transportation funds in the area for streets, highways, bridges, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

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  • Commuter Challenge 2016

    Download My Open Road app (for free) to track several modes of transportation as you get to work, to run errands, or to take kids to school. Challenge starts October 17th – October 30th. Several cool prizes will be handed out! Contact Adrienne Harrington for more details.



  • FY2017 Call for Projects

    The FY2017 Surface Transportation Block Grant Program applications are now available. WMPO Staff must receive the application by November 30, 2016. For more information, please contact Tim Lowe at 910-473-5113 or by email.

  • Annual Report 2016

    Review 2016’s Annual Report for a glimpse at this past year’s achievements.

  • Sep 13 2016

  • Surface Transportation Block Grant Training

    The WMPO will be hosting a training session for the upcoming FY17 call for projects for the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program. NCDOT, FHWA, and the WMPO will be presenting the various topics. The session will be from 9 am – noon at 320 Chestnut Street in the 6th Floor Conference Room. For more information, please contact Tim Lowe at 910-473-5113 or by email.

  • Oct 12 2016

  • October TCC Meeting

    10:00 am in the Lord Spencer Compton Conference Room at Wilmington City Hall

  • Oct 26 2016

  • October Board Meeting

    3:00 pm in the 6th Floor Conference Room at 320 Chestnut Street in downtown Wilmington.

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Traffic Count Map

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization collects traffic counts on an annual basis. This map identifies locations and traffic count data for the WMPO planning area.


View The Map

Map of Average Daily Traffic counts from locations throughout Wilmington, NC

Latest Transportation Projects

Kerr Avenue Widening: Phase I (U-3338B)

This project will widen North & South Kerr Avenue between Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway and Patrick Avenue. The widened roadway will include four travel lanes, bicycle lanes, a landscaped median and and sidewalks. The bicycle lanes and sidewalks will be funded by the City of Wilmington.

Wrightsville Ave/Greenville Ave Intersection Improvements

The project consists of the construction of intersection re-alignment improvements at Wrightsville Avenue/Greenville Avenue including bike lanes and sidewalks along Greenville Avenue from Wrightsville Avenue to Hinton Avenue.

Leland Middle School Extension

The construction of 5 foot wide concrete sidewalk adjacent to Old Fayetteville Road from Ricefield Branch Road to the Hwy 74/76 overpass after Glendale Drive with connections to Leland Middle School and the surrounding neighborhoods.