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.

More About Us Meet The Board

    On March 28, 2018 the WMPO  Board adopted the FY2018 UPWP. This document serves as the budget and guide for planning activities and efforts that the WMPO will undertake for the fiscal year.

  • Wilmington Rail Relocation Feasibility Study

    View the final study by The City of Wilmington, the Wilmington MPO, and NCDOT, who directed a study be performed to investigate the feasibility of realigning the existing CSXT railroad line providing a new location for rail access to the port and the potential of repurposing the existing CSXT railroad corridor for transit use.



  • 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.

  • May 10 2018

  • Hampstead Open House

    Join us for an open house discussing Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045!

    4:00 – 6:00pm Hampstead Annex

    15060 US-17, Hampstead NC 28443 

  • May 16 2018

  • Downtown Wilmington Open House

    Join us for an open house discussing Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045!

    4:00 – 6:00pm Wilmington City Hall

    102 N. 3rd St., Wilmington NC 28401 

  • May 14 2018

  • UNCW Open House

    Join us for an open house discussing Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045!

    4:00 – 6:00pm NHC Senior Center

    2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington NC 28403 

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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

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.

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 summer 2018.

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.