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.

  • May 31 2023

  • WMPO Board Meeting

    MPO Board (Board, formerly TAC):  The WMPO Board sets policy direction and approves all WMPO plans, projects, and proposals. Regular meetings...

  • Jun 13 2023

  • Bike/Ped Advisory Committee Meeting

    The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) advises the WMPO Board regarding bicycle and pedestrian programs, projects, policies, and safety. The...

  • Jun 14 2023

  • TCC Meeting

    Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC): Consisting of staff from member governmental agencies and transportation agencies, the TCC acts as an advisory board to...

  • Jun 2 2023

  • Final Draft of 2024-2033 MPO/State Transportation Improvement Plan

    View the final draft of the 2024-2033 MPO/State Transportation Improvement Program here. The WMPO Board will open a 30-day public comment...

  • Bike Month 2023

    May is National Bike Month! Go Coast (the WMPO’s alternative transportation program) is challenging the Cape Fear region to get on...

  • Public comment opportunity: WMPO’s FY24 UPWP (Budget)

    The WMPO’s draft FY24 UPWP (Unified Planning Work Program) is now available. Review the document here along with previous documents. An...

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Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) GIS Data Hub

Click the button below to find access to the WMPO’s interactive web applications and data catalogs.

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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.