Transportation news and events from the
Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO). 
March 2021
Virtual Public Workshop for the Churchman’s Crossing Plan Update
You are invited to attend the next Virtual Public Workshop for the Churchman’s Crossing Plan Update on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This workshop will provide an overview of transportation and land use scenario planning and present preliminary results for the Churchman’s Crossing study area. These results, along with your input and feedback, will guide more detailed analysis of refined alternatives for future workshops. By participating in this planning process, you can help shape the way people live, work, and play in the Churchman’s Crossing area.

To register to attend or learn more about this project, please visit
Port of Wilmington Truck Access Analysis Virtual Workshop
WILMAPCO and DelDOT have begun an analysis of truck traffic in and around the Port of Wilmington. The analysis will evaluate the recommendations of previous studies and plans including the Route 9 Corridor Master Plan, 2008 Southbridge Circulation Study, and 2028 Wilmington Comp Plan. The new analysis will evaluate and recommend a series of improvements to truck circulation and access in and around the Port of Wilmington area. To help solicit your ideas and feedback, you are invited to attend a Virtual Public Workshop on Wednesday, March 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register or learn more about this study, please visit
City of New Castle Transportation Plan Update
WILMAPCO, City of New Castle, and DelDOT are updating the City of New Castle Transportation Plan. This new plan will update the City's 1999 Transportation Plan and will analyze issues raised in the 2009 Comprehensive Development Plan.

To solicit public feedback for the plan update, a Virtual Public Workshop was held on February 10, 2021. An online survey and interactive map are also now available and provide additional opportunities for input on the transportation issues in the City.
To take the survey, view the interactive map, or review a recording of the workshop and presentation, visit the project website at
Local News
NCC@2050 Deep Dive Session
New Castle County invites you to a virtual workshop designed to examine topics comprising the NCC@2050 Comprehensive Plan.  During this workshop, subject matter experts and attendees will be asked to brainstorm and provide detailed input on draft goals, objectives, alternative future development possibilities, and strategies being developed for the County's Comprehensive Plan Update.

The Deep Dive Session will be held on March 17 at 6 p.m. and will focus on Infrastructure, Transportation, Water and Sewer Service.
DelDOT Launches Report a Pedestrian Issue Feature on Website & App
DelDOT has announced a new website and app that allows pedestrians to report issues including curb ramps in need of repair, lack of sidewalks, objects or vegetation blocking sidewalks, cracked or broken sidewalks, and more throughout the state with the new "Report a Pedestrian Issue” tool.
National News
Proposed MUTCD Update Open for Public Comment Through March 15
The proposed 11th Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) is now available for public comment. The MUTCD is the national standard for traffic signs, signals, and pavement markings that must be used by all DOTs. The Federal Register notice describes the more than 600 proposed changes. The comment deadline is March 15, 2021.
Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down 14.7% in 2020
As reported in the New York Times, "The transportation sector, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gases, saw a 14.7% decline in emissions in 2020 as millions of people stopped driving to work and airlines canceled flights. Americans drove 15% fewer miles over all last year than they did in 2019 and the demand for jet fuel fell by more than one-third."
You are invited to participate in the transportation planning process, regardless of your race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), religion, creed, gender, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran’s status, or background. To request special accommodations, or if you need this information in another language, please contact WILMAPCO at (302) 737-6205 or​