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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  • Apr 20 2017

  • Public Meeting Proposed Interchange

    NCDOT will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed interchange at Kerr Avenue (S.R.1175) and U.S. 74 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway). The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4pm – 7pm at the Rachel Freeman Elementary School of Engineering, located at 2601 Princess Place Drive in Wilmington.

  • Apr 24 2017

  • NCDOT Draft STIP Meeting

    NCDOT will be hosting a draft STIP 2018-2027 meeting for Division 3 on April 24th from 5-7pm in the Pender County Hampstead Annex Building. The meeting is to inform the public about the projects in the Draft STIP and gather input on the process to create it.

  • Apr 25 2017

  • Public Meeting NHC Future Street Plan

    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.

    A public workshop will be held at the Northeast Regional Library on Tuesday, April 25th for residents to drop-in between 4pm-7pm to learn more about the planning process.

  • Apr 22 2017

  • River to Sea Bike Ride

    28th Annual River to Sea Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, April 22. It’s a 20 mile casual-paced bike ride from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach on Wilmington’s River to Sea Bicycle Route. No Charge. Helmets required. For more info, go here.¬†

  • Apr 26 2017

  • April Board Special Work Session

    The Board will have a work session preceding their regularly scheduled 3pm meeting. The session will begin at 1:30pm in the 6th Floor Conference Room at 320 Chestnut Street in downtown Wilmington. The topic of discussion will be the Cape Fear Crossing.

  • Apr 26 2017

  • April 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.


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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.