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December 17, 2013

Plans & Documents

Regionwide | Corridor |Collector Street
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Regionwide Plans
Plan Name (alphabetical)
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Cape Fear Commutes 2035 Transportation Plan
2011

Final Plan

2.3 MB

PDF

Appendices

14.3MB

PDF

This plan details how transportation needs should be adressed over the next twenty-five years. The plan establishes the goals and objectives for the improvement of travel conditions within the WMPO planning area and makes specific recommendations for transportation projects and funding sources. In accordance with federal regulations, the plan must be fiscally-constrained. In other words, the plan must identify funding sources for all of the proposed projects. The plan considers all modes of transportation, including automobiles, trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, ferries, bicycles, and walking.

 

Congestion Management Process (CMP)
2013
4.5 MB
PDF
This document details the WMPO's congestion management process (CMP). The document describes the network the WMPO reviews for congestion, how congestion data is collected, how congestion data is evaluated, and what strategies are used by the WMPO to address congestion. Strategies within this document are aimed at reducing congestion while enhancing safety and multi-modal mobility region-wide. The WMPO is required to continually conduct a CMP by the Federal Highways Administration.
Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) 2012-2018
2011
3.1 MB
PDF
The document contains funding information and schedules for state- and federal-funded transportation projects in the WMPO area. It includes airport, bicycle, mass transit, pedestrian, rail, and roadway projects.

 

Corridor Plans
Plan Name (alphabetical)
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Cape Fear Historic Byway Corridor Management Plan
2008
N/A
This plan strives to preserve the historical integrity, reveal the natural character, convey the social diversity, celebrate the varied attractions, and enhance the many modes of transportation of Cape Fear Historic Byway, the first entirely urban scenic byway in the state of North Carolina.
Dawson & Wooster
Corridor Plan
2007
17.8 MB
PDF
This plan evaluates measures to improve safety in the short-term for the Dawson Street and Wooster Street study area in the City of Wilmington, particularly South 6th Street at Wooster Street, and identifies opportunities and constraints in an effort to define a long-range future vision for the roadway couplet.
Corridor Study Dow Road Carolina Beach, NC 2009
10.4 MB
PDF
This study evaluates alternative scenarios for Dow Road from its northern terminus at US 421 (Lake Park Boulevard) to K Avenue in Kure Beach and the feasibility and impacts of extending Dow Road from K Avenue south to Fort Fisher.
Market Street
Corridor Study
2011
24.2 MB
PDF
This corridor plan integrates transportation and land use planning in an effort to improve safety and mobility along the Market Street corridor from Colonial Drive to the Pender County line. The plan provides recommendations for access management, inter-connectivity, improved development standards, future collector streets and conceptual designs.
US 17 Business (Market St)
Corridor Study
2007
3.7
MB
PDF
This study evaluates alternative cross-sections for the US 17 Business (Market Street) corridor from Covil Avenue to 3rd Street in the City of Wilmington.
US 17
Corridor Study
2005
N/A
This study, completed for NCDOT, is a detailed study of the US Highway 17 corridor between the South Carolina state line and Wilmington. It identifies future roadway
design strategies for the existing roadway in Brunswick County.
US 17/ NC 210
Corridor Study
2012
20.2
MB
PDF
This study was commissioned to identify near-term strategies to address safety and mobility deficiencies on US 17 and NC 210 in Hampstead. The plan provides recommendations that include access management strategies, design elements, traffic enforcement, and collector street recommendations.

 

Collector Street Plans
Plan Name (alphabetical)
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Connecting Northern Brunswick County Collector Street Plan
2013
11.7
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This plan aims to increase connectivity in northern Brunswick County through improving the collector street network for the Towns of Leland and Navassa.
Coastal Pender
Collector Street Plan
2007
11.2
MB
PDF
This plan aims to provide a comprehensive guide for a coastal Pender County collector street network that will improve connectivity, encourage multi-modal transportation, maintain required traffic speeds, promote safety, and enhance the beauty and environment for the existing and future residents, businesses and visitors.
River Road
Small Area Plan
2007
3.7
MB
PDF
This plan was developed to identify the future transportation improvements required for the fast-growing area of southern New Hanover County bounded by Independence Boulevard, Carolina Beach Road, Sanders Road and the Cape Fear River.
US 17/NC 133
Collector Street Plan
2007
2.5
MB
PDF
The purpose of this plan is to inventory the existing collector street network and develop standards and policies that will promote future connectivity and accommodations for automobiles, transit, pedestrians, and bicycles as collector streets are constructed within the area bounded by US Highway 17, NC 133 and Town Creek in Brunswick County.

 

Feasibility Studies
Plan Name (alphabetical)
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N College Rd Widening 2009
5.5 MB
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This study, commissioned by NCDOT, examines the feasibility of widening North College Road (US 117-NC 132) between Interstate 40 and New Centre Drive in Wilmington.
Cape Fear Skyway 2003
8.3
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2007
15.8
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Traffic & Revenue:
PDF
This study examines the feasibility of constructing a southern bridge over the Cape Fear River between US Highway 17 near Bishop in Brunswick County to US Highway 421 in the City of Wilmington.
Dow Rd
Widening & Extension
2002
1.4
MB
PDF
This study examines the feasibility of widening and extending Dow Road between US Highway 421 in Carolina Beach to US Highway 421 south of K Avenue in Kure Beach.

Independence Blvd Extension

2002
3.1 MB

Feasibility:
PDF

2003
10.0
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Environmental:
PDF
These studies examine the feasibility and environmental impacts of extending Independence Boulevard north from Randall Parkway to Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway in the City of Wilmington.
Military Cutoff Rd
Extension
2004
1.0
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2005
1.3 MB
Corridor Map:
PDF
This study examines the feasibility of extending Military Cutoff Road northeast from Market Street to the Wilmington Bypass in northern New Hanover County. The corridor map shows the Transportation Corridor Official Map that has been filed with the New Hanover County Register of Deeds.
Oleander Dr & S College Rd Intersection Improvements
2005
6.0
MB
PDF
This study examines various options for the improvement of the Oleander Drive (US 76) and South College Road (US 117/NC 132) intersection in the City of Wilmington.

 

Bicycle & Pedestrian Plans
Plan Name (alphabetical)
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Bicycle Facilities Study
for the Blue Clay Corridor
2008
N/A
This study examines different alternatives for on-road and off-road bicycle facilities along the Blue Clay Road corridor between North 23rd Street and Holly Shelter Road in northern New Hanover County.
Comprehensive Bicycle Plan for Leland
2008
18.4
MB
PDF
This is a comprehensive bicycle plan for the Town of Leland and surrounding areas partly funded through a grant from NCDOT.
Gary Shell Cross-City Trail Master Plan
2012
10.9
MB
PDF
This is a master plan for the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail which is a multi-use path in the City of Wilmington.
Joint Safe Routes to School Workshop for Bradley Creek, Holly Tree and Parsley Elementary Schools
2007
916 KB
PDF
In September 2007, the WMPO hosted a joint Safe Routes to School workshop for Bradley Creek, Holly Tree and Parsley Elementary Schools. Participants observed dismissal at Parsley Elementary School and devised solutions to some of the issues facing the three schools.

Pelican Drive/Salisbury Street Bicycle Plan for the Town of Wrightsville Beach

2009
Plan
(7.4MB)
PDF
Recommended
Designs
(5.8MB)
PDF
This study examines different alternatives for on-road and off-road bicycle facilities along the Pelican Drive and Salisbury Street corridor in the Town of Wrightsville Beach.

Walk Wilmington:
A Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan

2009
Executive Summary
(3.2MB)
PDF
Full Plan
(9.5MB)
PDF
Appendices
(1.4MB)
PDF
This is a comprehensive pedestrian plan for the City of Wilmington partly funded through a grant from NCDOT. It was adopted by Wilmington City Council on August 4, 2009.
Wilmington New Hanover County Comprehensive Greenway Plan
2013
Final Draft Plan
(25MB)
PDF
Plan Maps
(7MB)
PDF
Appendix
(10MB)
PDF
This plan provides a framework for the establishment of a comprehensive network of greenways in the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County to enhance opportunities for multi-modal transportation and recreation to include plans for walking, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking.
Wrightsville Beach
Bike Route Plan
2005
1.4
MB
PDF
This plan recommends a network of bike facilities that serve the entire Town of Wrightsville Beach for riders of all age groups and skill levels.

 

Transit Plans
Plan Name (alphabetical)
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Transit Needs Study for the
Wilmington Multi-Modal
Transportation Center
2009
4.9MB
PDF
This study represents the latest stage in the development of the Wilmington Multi-Modal Transportation Center, including the site’s functional layout and specific land requirements.

WAVE Transit
Satellite Transfer Stations:
Evaluation of Site Locations
& Planning Report

2008
14.5 MB
PDF
The objective of this study was therefore to identify, evaluate and select specific sites for each of the three satellite transfer stations. Specific issues addressed include the availability of property for development and/or public/private partnership opportunities, compatibility with existing or proposed development, access and other operational needs, environmental constraints, necessary on- and off-site improvements, as well as potential funding sources and implementation strategies.
Wilmington Multi-Modal Transportation Center Site
Evaluation Report
2005
4.1
MB
PDF
This study examines potential sites for a multi-modal transportation center in the Wilmington region. This center would potantially support intracity buses, intercity buses, passenger rail, taxi services and other transportation modes.
Wilmington Multi-Modal Transportation Center Feasibility Study
2000
7.6
MB
PDF
This study identifies the need for a multi-modal transportation center in the Wilmington Urban Area. The study further identifies the best area for the facility and assesses the feasibility of construction.

Small Area Plans
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North End Traffic & Circulation Study:
Carolina Beach, NC
2004
2.4
MB
PDF
The Town of Carolina Beach and the WMPO sponsored this investigation of opportunities to improve circulation and parking within the downtown and North End areas while also improving the visual attractiveness of the area. Special emphasis has been given to those transportation elements and locations that are most impacted by the peak summer activity levels.
River Road
Small Area Plan
2007
3.7
MB
PDF
This plan was developed to identify the future transportation improvements required for the fast-growing area of southern New Hanover County bounded by Independence Boulevard, Carolina Beach Road, Sanders Road and the Cape Fear River.

 

Organizational Studies
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WMPO Organizational Analysis
2011
2
MB
PDF
This study assessed the organizational structure, staffing distribution and levels, operations, and funding sources of the WMPO and compared them to a sample of other leading MPOs in North Carolina and around the country.
FHWA/WMPO/NCDOT Process Review Report & Action Plan
2012
380
KB
PDF

This report summarizes a review of the coordination process in the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning area by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The observations and recommendations included in this report are the product of a collaborative effort by the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), with input from the corresponding members of the Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) in the Wilmington area.

 
Other Plans
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Town of Kure Beach Parking Study
2010
4.9MB
PDF
This study examines the potential for maximization of existing parking and opportunities for installation of new parking within the Town of Kure Beach.
Town of Wrightsville Beach Community Transportation Plan
2013
18MB
PDF
This plan examines and addresses comprehensive transportation issues in the Town of Wrightsville Beach to include traffic congestion, safety, pedestrian and bicycle circulation, and parking issues.

 

 

 


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