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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  • Oct 16 2017

  • Go COAST Commuter Challenge

    The 2017 Commuter Challenge will take place October 16-29. This event encourages people to try a sustainable mode of transportation such as biking, walking, riding the bus, skateboarding, etc. And did we mention there are a TON of prizes! Pledge here to participate.

  • Strategic Business Plan and 2017 Annual Report

    The WMPO Board adopted a short-range Strategic Business Plan for the period between 2017 and 2021. The document identifies key targets and a tactical direction for the organization including: Cape Fear Crossing, Hampstead Bypass, Independence Boulevard Extension, Rail Re-alignment, Wallace to Castle Hayne, and Increase Direct Routes to ILM.

    Another successful year in the books for the Wilmington MPO! View the FY2017 Annual Report to see some of our many key accomplishments over the course of the past year. It also provides some insight into where the organization will be headed in the upcoming year and for years to come.

  • Nov 3 2017

  • 2017 NC Bike Walk Summit

    On November 3-4th, the WMPO along with Cape Fear Cyclists and AARP will host the 6th Annual NC Bike/Walk Summit in Wilmington, NC. The two-day conference promises to be packed full of information useful to bicycle advocates, transportation planners, business owners, elected officials, tactical urbanists, public health practitioners, and livability and sustainability professionals. Experts from across the state and beyond will be on hand to share their knowledge and experience. Registration is open.


  • Oct 17 2017

  • October BikePed Meeting

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

  • Oct 11 2017

  • October TCC Meeting

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

  • Oct 25 2017

  • October Board Agenda

    3:00pm 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.