Get to Know the WMPO

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) 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.

Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045

Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 is the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) used by federal, state, and local governments to guide transportation projects in our region over the next 25 years. The creation of this plan is required to secure federal transportation dollars for our region. The plan includes an evaluation of potential aviation, bicycle and pedestrian, ferry and water transportation, freight and freight rail, public transportation, and roadway projects to meet the needs of the region. Adopted by the WMPO Board on November 18, 2020, the MTP was developed with extensive public input. To view Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045, click here.

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  • Go Coast Bike Month 2022

    May is National Bike Month! Promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities throughout the United States, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more individuals to bike, both as a means of transportation and for recreation.

    The WMPO Board has proclaimed May as Bike Month. Click here for more information and how to register.

  • Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Replacement RFI

    NCDOT released a Request for Information (RFI) for the Alternative Delivery for the replacement of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on April 25, 2022. This is one part of the 3-pronged approach to explore the possible funding options to replace the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge (Traditional Delivery and Conventional Toll Delivery methods are also being evaluated). The RFI, which has a due date of May 26, 2022, can be viewed 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.

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

Latest Transportation Projects

Kerr Avenue & Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Interchange (U-3338C)

This project will construct an interchange at Kerr Avenue & US74/Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.

New Route from 23rd Street to 26th Street (U-5926)

This project will construct a roadway on new location from 23rd Street to 26th Street.

NC133 Roadway Modernization (U-5914)

This project will modernize NC133/River Road SE from US17/74/76 to Old River Road.