Get To Know 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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  • 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. The Go Coast Committee approved the final draft of the plan in February, and a presentation of the final plan will be given to the WMPO Board in March. The plan will be considered by the Board in April for adoption. For more information and to view the final plan, visit Go Coast’s Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 page.

  • 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.

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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.