NCDOT seeks comments on new I-26 interchange

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 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.

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