Press release from NCDOT:
Website created to accept comments through Oct. 4
ASHEVILLE – N.C. Department of Transportation officials invite the general 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. All comments will be accepted through Oct. 4.
NCDOT proposes to build a new interchange along I-26 and a roadway extension to connect with a future state road, which is currently under construction by a private developer. Ultimately it will connect I-26 to Brevard Road (N.C. 191). The project area is located approximately 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 connectivity between N.C. 191 and I-26 in southern Buncombe County and to accommodate current and planned growth.
Visiting the website https://www.publicinput.com/I26-exit35-buncombe is the best way to submit comments or questions. People may also submit questions or comments by calling 984-205-6615 and entering code 8908, or by writing McCray Coates, PE, Division Project Manager, Division 13, 55 Orange Street, Asheville, NC 28801.