“The surrounding area could suffer from destruction of homes, churches, cemeteries, orchards resulting in bifurcation of neighborhoods, traffic noise intrusion, vehicle pollution and elimination of the small-town feel of Henderson County.”
“We do not need eight lanes on I-26 going into North Asheville past Weaverville, let alone six lanes. It just creates people speeding!”
A final reminder that today [Dec. 16] is our last day to submit a comment on the I-26 Connector.
Traffic along many of Asheville’s major corridors has decreased in recent years, figures from the N.C. Department of Transportation reveal. DOT officials say that’s due to the Great Recession, but some transportation experts see it as evidence that the state agency overestimates the need for new highway projects.
The Asheville Design Center is praising the decision by the state DOT to consider a connector that runs beneath Patton Avenue.