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NCDOT to Hold Public Meeting Sept. 24 on Proposed Improvements to U.S. 19/23 (Future I-26) North of Asheville

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting this month regarding a proposed project to improve about 12 miles of existing U.S. 19/23 from just north of Broadway Street (Exit 25) in Asheville to just south of Stockton Road (Exit 13) near Mars Hill in Buncombe County.

The improvements may include adding lanes to portions of U.S. 19/23, replacing bridges, and repaving sections of the highway. Information is available on the project website.

The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Woodfin Elementary School, located at 108 Elk Mountain Road in Asheville. Attendees can drop by anytime during the workshop hours to learn more about the project and speak with NCDOT officials. Comments received during the workshop will be considered as project plans are refined. There will not be a formal presentation.

For more information contact Zahid Baloch, Project Planning Engineer, NCDOT Project Development and Environmental Analysis Unit, at (919) 707-6012 or Citizens may also contact consultant Mark Pierce with URS Corporation at (919) 461-1515 or

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Baloch 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.


2/19/2018 7:49 AM