WILMINGTON — A two-week comment period has opened for residents to chime in on future transportation projects to be considered for funding.
The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization opened the public comment period July 26 on its list of submittals to the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s prioritization process.
Projects cover the WMPO’s 494 square miles of jurisdiction through New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.
NCDOT subjects all state-wide projects submitted for potential funding to a data-driven formula. The method is based on a 2013 law that requires transportation revenues to be used on a data-driven and local input process.
Ones that meet the criteria will be included in the next 10-year State Transportation Improvement Plan.
The WMPO’s draft project submittals were selected through coordination with the organization’s planning partners from the adopted Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045. The WMPO is eligible to submit up to 20 projects per mode of transportation — aviation, bicycle and pedestrian, ferry, highway, public transportation and rail.
The draft list of projects to be submitted can be found here or at the WMPO’s offices on the fourth floor of 305 Chestnut St. in Wilmington. Comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org through Aug. 9.
The public can also mail-in feedback to: Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, attn: Abby Lorenzo, 305 Chestnut St., 4th floor, P.O. Box 1810 Wilmington, NC 28402.
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