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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    The greater Wilmington area is consistently ranked among the most dangerous regions in NC for bike/ped safety based on collisions with motor vehicles. Drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians must be vigilant and on the lookout for one another. The Be A Looker campaign is a movement to encourage users of all modes of transportation to keep each other safe on the roadway by being smart and considerate of everyone who walks and bikes. Take the Be A Looker pledge and make a commitment to embrace bicycling and walking as legitimate modes of transportation and to educates yourself on rules of the road. Take the pledge and learn more at

  • Prioritization 5.0

    NCDOT, in coordination with the MPOs and RPOs, is in the process of prioritizing transportation projects to update the 2020-2029 STIP. The current step is for the WMPO to assign local input points to projects in the Regional category. NCDOT will then combine the local input points with the data scores to generate total scores for each project. To learn more about the STIP process, view NCDOT’s STIP Development page or the WMPO’s page here.

  • Cape Fear Moving Forward

    Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 plan will guide transportation projects in our region over the next 25 years! Staff has collected thousands of comments and is currently going through the process of organizing them all. To see some of the feedback and locations of suggested projects, please view this interactive map.

  • Aug 29 2018

  • August Board Meeting

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

  • Sep 11 2018

  • September Bike/Ped Meeting

    3:00 pm on the 6th Floor in Room 611 at 320 Chestnut Street in downtown Wilmington.

  • Sep 11 2018

  • September TCC Meeting

    10:00am in the New Hanover County Library, Harnett Rm located at 201 North 3rd 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

Heide Trask Drawbridge Walkway (U-5534B)

The project consists of the construction of a public walkway/pier underneath the Heide Trask Drawbridge to provide for a safe crossing for cyclists and pedestrians across US 74 (Wrightsville Avenue) on the mainland side of the drawbridge in Wilmington. Anticipated completion is March 2019.

Middle Sound Loop Round Multi-Use Path (EB-5543)

This project will construct a multi-use path along Middle Sound Loop Road from Ogden Elementary School to Oyster Drive.

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.