The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) is in the midst of a long-range metropolitan transportation plan, Cape Fear Navigating Change 2050, which will identify transportation needs for the region over the next 25 years. The plan will include an evaluation of potential roadway, rail, freight, bus, ferry, aviation, bicycle, and pedestrian projects for the Wilmington metropolitan area, which covers New Hanover County and parts of Pender and Brunswick counties, including Leland.
The Cape Fear Navigating Change 2050 planning process includes public outreach opportunities to share thoughts on transportation needs. Residents can offer their ideas by visiting the plan’s website to fill out a survey in English or Spanish and pinpoint trouble spots on an interactive map. The survey and map will be available until Nov. 30.
Cape Fear Navigating Change 2050 will be the plan used by federal, state, and local governments to guide transportation projects in our region over the next 25 years. A long-range metropolitan transportation plan for the region is federally required and must be updated every five years.