Announcements & Events

2021 MPO Board Meetings

For meeting dates, agendas and minutes, click here.

MPO Board Meeting 6/30

At the MPO Board’s June 30th meeting, NCDOT gave a presentation regarding an unsolicited proposal it received for a potential public-private partnership to replace the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the meeting


The public engagement website for the Pender County Streets Plan 2021 is still live! The website, which includes an overview of the project and plan development process as well as draft recommendations for review and comment, can be accessed here.

The plan, which is an update to the 2016 Collector Street Plan, will include requirements for new development to construct roadways meeting specific design criteria at key intervals in the southern and eastern portions of Pender County in addition to providing policy recommendations for future County action.

Public input is a key part of the update process and members of the public who are concerned about transportation infrastructure in southeastern Pender County are strongly encouraged to respond. The website will be available through Monday, June 21st.

Special Call for Projects

The WMPO is pleased to announce a special call for projects for Coronavirus Response and Recovery Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) 2021 funds. This funding is provided by the WMPO through NCDOT and there is no local match requirement.

The total amount of funding available is $1,333,040. Please note that these funds will be allocated as a one-time award and must be spent before September 30, 2024.

Eligible projects submitted for consideration will need to follow NCDOT’s design standards and guidelines. The CRRSAA submittal guidelines and funding request submittal form can be accessed here. The deadline for submittals is August 9, 2021.

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.


Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020, the newest update to the Short-Range TDM Plan, was adopted by the WMPO Board in April. 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. For more information and to view the final plan, visit Go Coast’s Cape Fear Change in Motion 2020 page.