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.

More About Us Meet The Board
  • Quarter-Cent Sales Tax to Expand Trails & Modernize Transit

    A quarter-cent transportation sales tax will be on the ballot for New Hanover County citizens to vote on in November. The sales tax would provide a dedicated revenue source for expanding and enhancing the community’s bicycling, walking, and public transportation networks. The county has created a website to provide information about potential uses of the sales tax and the importance of public transportation. Click here to access the website and find out more!

  • Walk Wilmington Pedestrian Plan

    The public input period for the Walk Wilmington Pedestrian Plan Update is now open! Click here to learn more about the plan and share your ideas on how to improve life for pedestrians in the city.

  • Kure Beach Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

    Kure Beach Town Council adopted the Kure Beach Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan in May. The WMPO Board will hear a presentation from the consultant, Alta, and consider the plan for adoption as well at its June meeting. The plan 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.