Transportation is considered the movement of people and goods and includes a variety of modes such as road networks, ferries, rail lines, bike/pedestrian routes, public transportation, and airports. Roads in Brunswick County are classified as either state roads, municipal roads, or private roads. Brunswick County does not own, build, or maintain roads, per NC state statutes. County taxes do not go to support road maintenance or construction. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) owns and maintains most major roadways in unincorporated Brunswick County. Learn more about state roads, municipal roads, and private roads in Brunswick County.

The Planning Department's transportation planning goals include:

  1. Assist in education about the transportation planning process and related projects/initiatives.
  2. Advocate for an efficient multi-modal transportation system that will meet the needs of our growing County.

State Road Transportation Planning is facilitated by NCDOT with the support of three regional transportation planning organizations:

  1. Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO)
  2. Grand Strands Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (GSATS MPO)
  3. Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (CFRPO)

For more information on Transportation Planning in Brunswick County email Helen Bunch or call 910-253-2035.