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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  • Call for Projects!

    The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) is pleased to announce a call for projects for Surface Transportation Block Grant Program – Direct Attributable (STBGP-DA) funds. Click here for more information.

  • Prioritization 6.0

    The project submittal window for Prioritization 6.0 closed July 31, 2020. The WMPO submitted projects from the then adopted MTP, Cape Fear Transportation 2040, through coordination with project partners and NCDOT Division 3. The next steps of the Prioritization process are to be taken by NCDOT to score all projects and program the highest scoring and eligible projects for money at the statewide tier. This task is expected to be completed by Summer 2021. To learn more about the Prioritization 6.0 process, visit NCDOT’s 2023-2032 STIP Development page.

  • GO COAST UPDATES

    Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 is the newest update to the Short-Range TDM Plan. The purpose of this plan is to recommend, support, and implement expansion of transportation options in the Wilmington Urban Area, and to essentially alter the perception of transportation from driving a personal vehicle to include the myriad of alternative transportation choices that are available in the region. A draft of the plan is available for public comment through January 3, 2021. A virtual open house is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020. For more information and to view the draft plan, visit Go Coast’s Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 page. The plan is scheduled to be adopted in February 2021.

  • Cape Fear Change In Motion 2020 Virtual Public Open House

    A virtual open house will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm to obtain feedback on the draft Short-Range TDM Plan, Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020. Members of the public should use the following login information to join at the time of the meeting:

    https://zoom.us/j/94607411136
    Meeting ID: 946 0741 1136

    One tap mobile: +13017158592,,94607411136# US (Washington D.C.) +13126266799,,94607411136# US (Chicago)

  • 2021 MPO Board Meetings

    For meeting dates, agendas and minutes, click here.

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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.

View The Map

Map of Average Daily Traffic counts from locations throughout Wilmington, NC

Latest Transportation Projects

Gordon Road Widening (U-6202)

This project will widen Gordon Road to four lanes between Market Street (US17 Business) and I-40.

Hampstead Bypass (R-3300)

This project will construct a multi-lane facility on new location as an alternate and parallel route to US17 between Porters Neck and north of Hampstead.

The first section would extend from the US17 Wilmington Bypass to NC 210. The anticipated let date for this section is FY2023.

The second section would extend from NC210 to north of Hampstead. The anticipated let date for this section is FY2021.

NCDOT’S project page

Military Cutoff Road Extension (U-4751)

This project will extend Military Cutoff Road north from its current terminus at Market Street to the US17 Wilmington Bypass.

NCDOT project page.