Announcements & Events

Navassa Collector Street Plan

Development of the 2022 Navassa Collector Street Plan is complete. The plan will replace the 2004 Town of Navassa Collector Street Plan and serve as a tool for the Town to guide both public and private investments in shaping the transportation network as the Town continues to grow. Plan development was guided by a steering committee and incorporated public input received via a survey and public meetings. The plan is anticipated to be adopted by Navassa Town Council followed by the WMPO Board later this month. The final draft of the plan can be viewed here.

FY23 Call for Projects

The WMPO is pleased to announce a call for projects for the upcoming federal fiscal year. The funds are available via the Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). This funding is provided by the WMPO through NCDOT and there is a minimum 20% local match requirement.

For more information, important dates, submittal guidelines, and the application, click here.

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

The WMPO Board adopted the Kure Beach Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan at its June meeting. Kure Beach Town Council adopted the plan in May. The adopted plan can be viewed here.

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Replacement RFI

NCDOT’s Request for Information (RFI) for the Alternative Delivery for the replacement of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closed on May 26, 2022. This is one part of the 3-pronged approach to explore the possible funding options to replace the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge (Traditional Delivery and Conventional Toll Delivery methods are also being evaluated). Once all the information pertaining to the three options is gathered, NCDOT will present its findings to the WMPO Board.