RALEIGH - The N.C. Department
of Transportation will hold an informational workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 31, on proposed improvements to 22.2 miles of Interstate 26 from
U.S. 25 in Henderson County to I-40 in Buncombe County. The workshop will take
place at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Virginia C. Boone
Building, located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher.
The proposed project involves a multi-lane widening of I-26
and also includes rehabilitating and widening existing bridges, including the
Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over I-26. The purpose of the project is to relieve
projected congestion along the I-26 corridor.
The public is invited to attend at any time during the
workshop hours to speak individually with NCDOT officials and review the
project area map. There will not be a formal presentation. The opportunity to
submit written comments or questions will be provided. Comments and suggestions
received will be considered during the design phase.
For additional information, contact Dre Major, NCDOT Project
Development and Environmental Analysis Unit, at (919) 707-6028 or
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the
Americans with Disabilities Act for persons with disabilities who want to
participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact
Major as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
People 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.