Press release from the Sierra Club of Western North Carolina:
NCDOT is accepting comments on the I-26 Connector before Jan 4. MountainTrue states the following:
“The maps that NCDOT shared at the recent hearing in Asheville were still missing crucial improvements that Asheville’s residents and city government have called for. These improvements would have a decisive impact on the kind of city Asheville becomes once this project is built.”
Please contact North Carolina Dept. of Transportation to recommend:
- Adopt the City of Asheville’s vision of turning Patton Avenue into a dense, urban, multi-modal corridor.
- Tighten up the design for all intersections throughout the project to reduce the amount of land used, improve safety for bikers, more pedestrian connections, and create better connections for Asheville.
- Reduce the visual and noise impacts of the project and the physical impacts to homes and businesses.
Contact: Theresa Ellerby, NCDOT,1582 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1582, 1-919-707-6020, firstname.lastname@example.org