NCDOT plans public meeting for proposed modification of I-26/Brevard Road interchange

A public meeting will be held Feb. 25, from 4-7 p.m., at the North Carolina Arboretum to discuss the upcoming proposed changes to the Interstate 26/Brevard Road interchange. Though no formal presentation will be given at the meeting, maps will be on display, and NCDOT staff will be on site to answer questions and receive comments on the new design.


The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in February regarding the proposed project to modify the interchange at I-26/N.C. 191 (Brevard Road) in Buncombe County. The purpose of the meeting is to present a new design option developed by NCDOT as a result of public input received at last April’s public meeting.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at The North Carolina Arboretum, located at 100 Frederick Law Olmstead Way in Asheville. It will be held in the Auditorium of the Education Center from 4 to 7 p.m. The typical entry fee charged by the N.C. Arboretum has been waived for anyone who attends the public meeting. Tell the guard at the Arboretum entrance that you are attending the meeting.

Interested individuals may attend this public meeting at any time during the above hours. NCDOT representatives will display maps and be available to answer questions and receive comments. Comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops. Please note that there will not be a formal presentation.

The purpose of the project is to alleviate congestion at the interchange by increasing the interchange’s efficiency. The need for the project is to address lengthy backups along the I-26 exit ramps in the future. This project will require the acquisition of additional right-of-way. The project will re-route traffic along Rocky Ridge Road and portions of Wedgefield Drive.

For additional information contact Mr. Undrea Major, NCDOT – Project Development and Environmental Analysis Unit at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, by phone at (919) 707-6028, or via email at Please submit comments by Friday, March 31, 2014.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Mr. Major as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.


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