WMPO has collected traffic count data in the Wilmington urbanized area
since 1985. With more than 650 count locations, not all of the data can
be gathered at one time. WMPO staff uses a defined schedule and
systematically collects data at all of the count locations throughout
the calendar year. The North Carolina Department of Transportation
(NCDOT) also gathers traffic count data on state-maintained roadways
biennially to complement the data collected locally by WMPO staff.