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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  • May 16 2017

  • Northeast Future Street Plan

    The second public meeting for the Northeast NHC Future Street Plan will be held on Tuesday, May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Library, Oleander Room, 1241 Military Cutoff Road. A presentation of plan concepts will begin at 5:30 p.m., and participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on future transportation network options before and after the presentation.

    New Hanover County and the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization are partnering to develop a Future Street Plan for northeastern New Hanover County. Click here for more information.




  • FY18 UPWP Adopted

    On March 29, 2017 the WMPO  Board adopted the FY2018 UPWP. This document serves as the budget and guide for planning activities and efforts that the WMPO will undertake for the fiscal year.

  • Wilmington Traffic Separation Study

    In a joint cooperative effort with the City of Wilmington, Wilmington MPO, and CSX Transportation, NCDOT has completed the Wilmington Traffic Separation Study, focusing on 26 existing at-grade roadway-railroad crossings along a 6-mile span of the CSXT rail line.

  • May 31 2017

  • May Board – Special Meeting

    The Wilmington Urban Area MPO will hold a special meeting immediately following the Board’s regular meeting on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3pm in the 6th Floor Conference Room of the New Hanover County office building at 320 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, North Carolina. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss on-going legal matters.

  • May 31 2017

  • May Board Meeting

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

  • May 17 2017

  • May TCC Meeting

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

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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.


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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.