“Let’s not blow this. We can plan our roads and development to allow for safe passage and protect the wild populations who make these mountains their home.”
“I would imagine the North Carolinians who lived with generations of deprivation would have a very different opinion about what that flag represents. All that suffering for an anachronistic economic system that was already unsustainable as the world headed toward the 20th century.”
As plans move ahead for the Interstate 26 Connector project through Asheville, community members look back to reflect on the profound impact major road construction projects have had on the region.
” I moved here 17 years ago, and drivers are much more rude and discourteous now then they were just a few short years ago!”
Interstate 40 was cleared, Asheville City Council retreated, the downtown Bank of America closed up, the role of religion was fiercely debated at the Buncombe County Board of Education, Shuler bowed out, the city looked at restricting newspaper boxes, Council headed to East Asheville, and a deal over the Occupy Asheville camp remained out of reach. Whew. It was a busy, busy news week in Asheville.
Department of Transportation crews are on the scene of a rock slide on I-40 near the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Both westbound lanes are closed near mile marker 7. See within for an alternate route.
Sunday, April 25 — The stretch of Interstate 40 in Western North Carolina that has been closed by a rockslide since October will reopen today at 6 p.m., according to a press release today from the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The stretch of Interstate 40 closed by a rockslide last Oct 25 should reopen on Tuesday, April 27, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.
An old bridge, with weight restrictions, means no heavy trucks can take the shorter I-40 detour route.
Does your road-rage quotient rise around construction sites? Have you long harbored smoldering anger at Asheville’s renowned “malfunction junction,” aka the approach routes to the interchange for Interstates 26 and 40? Are you baffled and perplexed by the construction going on there now? Life in the fast lane: Schedules and updates on the I-16/I-40 approach […]
Rep. Heath Shuler says he has spoken with Rep. James Obersater (D-MN), the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, regarding the highway needs facing Western North Carolina, especially I-26 and I-40.