Transportation Planning in Onslow County occurs at many levels and involves coordination between Planning and Development Department staff and representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), City of Jacksonville, Eastern Carolina Council of Government, and other regional and local organizations to provide quality transportation services for Onslow County’s citizens.
Jacksonville Urban AreaThe Jacksonville Urban Metropolitan Planning Organization (JUMPO) is responsible for transportation planning within the Jacksonville Urban Area boundary, which includes all incorporated areas of the City of Jacksonville and portions of Onslow County. JUMPO consists of representatives from the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, NCDOT, and area military bases, with the City of Jacksonville designated as the Lead Planning Agency. JUMPO facilitates a regional, cooperative planning process that serves as the basis for the expenditure of all federal transportation funds in the area for improvements to the transportation network including streets, highways, bridges, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian paths. JUMPO is responsible for carrying out an annual work program which includes updating the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (a seven-year project programming schedule) and a Long-Range Transportation Plan (a minimum twenty-year forecast of projects and programs).
Onslow CountyComprehensive transportation planning at the county level is performed by NCDOT's Transportation Planning Branch. Onslow County does not yet have a comprehensive transportation plan but is currently the Transportation Planning Branch's first priority in our Rural Planning Organization to receive a comprehensive transportation plan.
Down East RegionThe Down East Rural Planning Organization (DERPO) serves Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico Counties. It was formed in order to more effectively funnel transportation dollars to rural areas and engage the public in the transportation planning process. DERPO is one of twenty such organizations in the state.
StateTransportation planning for the State of North Carolina employs a variety of time scales. The Statewide Long-Range Plan, also known as the 2040 Plan, will serve as a blueprint for transportation planning and investment over the next three decades. The 2040 Plan focuses on the policies and programs that are needed to enhance safety, improve mobility and reduce congestion for North Carolinians. It addresses all types (modes) of transportation for which NCDOT has responsibility: highways, aviation, ferries, rail, bicycling, walking and public transit. NCDOT's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a 10-year State and Federal-mandated plan that identifies the construction funding for and scheduling of transportation projects throughout the state. The STIP is updated every two years through a prioritization process that incorporates local input from the MPOs and RPOs.
Matthew Stuart, Community Development PlannerPlanning & Development Department234 NW Corridor BlvdJacksonville, NC 28540(910) 989-3081
Road Maintenance for State-Maintained RoadsOnslow County does not maintain public roads. For maintenance issues on state-maintained roads, contact the NCDOT Maintenance Engineer's Office for Onslow County at (910) 455-3777. Follow links below to determine if a particular road is state-maintained.
NCDOT GIS OnlineA variety of interactive maps of the North Carolina transportation system and other mapping resources. Includes an interactive map of state-maintained roads.Click here to go to website
NCDOT Database of Secondary RoadsNCDOT maintains a searchable database of secondary roads.Click here to go to website
Highway Maintenance Improvement ProgramRecent statute requires the NC DOT to submit a three year maintenance plan covering the preservation, resurfacing, and rehabilitation plans of the divisions for the fiscal years 2016, 2017 and 2018. Each division will have a schedule for each county for each year of the plan. The first year is expected to be “firm” and reflect what will be delivered that year. Onslow County roads are in Division 3.Click here to go to website
Private Road MaintenanceThe Onslow County Planning and Development Department has created brochure outlining some options for private road maintenance.Click here to download the brochure
Jacksonville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning OrganizationThe Jacksonville Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (JUMPO) is the regional transportation planning agency for the New River region of southeastern North Carolina, covering much of Onslow County.Click here to go to website
State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)A 10 year State and Federal-mandated plan that identifies the construction funding for and scheduling of transportation projects throughout the state. Includes interactive map.Click here to go to website
Strategic Transportation Investments LawPassed in 2013, the Strategic Transportation Investments Law requires the use of the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of allocating available revenues based on data-driven scoring and local input. NCDOT used the Strategic Mobility Formula for the first time to develop a draft of its 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) – a state- and federal-mandated requirement that identifies the construction funding for and scheduling of transportation projects throughout the state.Click here to go to website