Comprehensive Transportation Plan

The Brunswick County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (commonly known as the CTP) is a long-range multimodal transportation plan that will assess Brunswick County's existing and future transportation needs for roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit services, and rail.

Brunswick County's most recent transportation plan was completed in 2010 and was developed for the future year 2035 and commonly referred to as the 2010 Brunswick County Comprehensive Transportation Plan. See the general purposes of the Brunswick County Comprehensive Transportation Plan:

  • Identifies existing and future transportation needs and solutions.
  • Identifies and prioritizes transportation projects.
  • Provide a common framework and long-range vision for transportation facilities across Brunswick County for local governments, regional planning organizations, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The CTP must be updated periodically to re-evaluate transportation needs and analyze alternatives with the latest available data and growth trends. The study area is the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (GSATS MPO) area and the Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization (CFRPO) area. While the Wilmington MPO area is not an official part of this CTP, Wilmington MPO Staff are participating to ensure that connectivity. The Brunswick County CTP is led by the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division 3 and a joint effort between Brunswick County, Brunswick County Municipalities, the North Carolina Department of Transportation - Transportation Planning Division (NCDOT TPD), the North Carolina Department of Transportation Division 3 (NCDOT Division 3), Grand Strand Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (GSATS MPO) and the Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization (CFRPO).

In 2021, Brunswick County and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) invited residents, business owners, visitors, and other commuters to share their input through an interactive survey.

View the Draft 2023 Brunswick County Comprehensive Transportation Plan