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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  • 2045 MTP Draft Plan

    The Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan will guide transportation projects in our region over the next 25 years. The draft was released February 26, 2020, and the extended public comment period ended May 15th. The final plan is scheduled for adoption by the WMPO Board in October 2020. Click here to view the draft plan and appendix documents.

  • Prioritization 6.0

    The project submittal window for Prioritization 6.0 is scheduled to open October 1, 2019 through May 1, 2020. The WMPO will refer to the currently adopted MTP, Cape Fear Transportation 2040, as well as coordinate with project partners and NCDOT Division 3, to select projects for submission. The WMPO is eligible to submit up to 19 projects per transportation mode. Once the project submittal window has ended, the next steps taken by NCDOT are to score all projects and program the highest scoring and eligible projects for money at the statewide tier. To learn more about the Prioritization 6.0 process, visit NCDOT’s 2023-2032 STIP Development page.

  • 2020-2029 STIP

    In September the NCDOT Board of Transportation adopted the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Plan. This plan is the result of efforts by NCDOT, MPO’s, and RPO’s from across North Carolina, to prioritize project through Prioritization 5.0. The document consists of over 1,700 transportation projects across North Carolina. To learn more about the 2020-2029 STIP process, visit the NCDOT’s 2020-2029 STIP Development page.

  • May 27 2020

  • MPO Board Meeting

    The Wilmington Urban Area MPO Board’s next meeting is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on May 27th unless otherwise noted. For details, click here and scroll to the agenda for the May 27th MPO Board meeting.

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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

Wilmington Citywide Signal System Upgrade (U-6199)

This project will upgrade the City of Wilmington’s citywide signal system.

Gordon Road Widening (U-6202)

This project will widen Gordon Road to four lanes between Market Street (US17 Business) and I-40.

US76/Oleander Drive & Greenville Loop Road/Greenville Avenue Intersection Upgrade (U-6128)

This project includes dual lefts at the intersection of US76/Oleander Drive and Greenville Loop Road/Greenville Avenue.