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NCDOT seeking comments on new I-26 interchange; website created for project unveiled
Thursday, 16 September 2021 18:30

From Staff Reports 

Officials at the N.C. Department of Transportation are inviting the public to submit questions, comments and suggestions regarding a proposed new interchange off Interstate 26 in Buncombe County.

A project website established for this purpose contains a project area map, concepts for three potential designs, additional information, as well as a poll and open areas for comments. 

Comments will be accepted through Oct. 4.

NCDOT is proposing to build a new interchange along I-26 and a roadway extension to connect with a future state road, which is now being built by a private developer.

Ultimately, it will connect I-26 to Brevard Road (N.C. 191). 

The project area is located about six miles south of Asheville along I-26 near mile marker 35, between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the I-26 bridge over the French Broad River.

The purpose of the proposed project is to address the lack of connection between N.C. 191 and I-26 in southern Buncombe County and to accommodate current and planned growth.

The best way to submit comments or questions is by visiting the website, NCDOT noted.

People also may submit questions or comments by calling (984) 205-6615 and entering code 8906, or writing McCay Coates, PE, Division Project Manager, Division 13, 55 Orange Street, Asheville, N.C. 28801.



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