RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a
public workshop on Wednesday, April 18, on proposed improvements to the
Interstate 26 and N.C. 191 (Brevard Road) interchange in Asheville.
Modifying the interchange would alleviate
congestion and address lengthy backups on the I-26 exit ramps. NCDOT is
considering several alternatives for the new interchange design. The project
could also involve widening the N.C. 191 bridge over I-26 and re-routing some
local roads permanently to accommodate the changes to N.C. 191.
The workshop will take place from 4 to 7
p.m. at the N.C. Arboretum Education Center, located at 100 Frederick Law
Olmsted Way in Asheville. The typical entry fee charged by the N.C. Arboretum
has been waived for workshop attendees.
The public is invited to attend at any time during workshop
hours to speak individually with NCDOT officials, review project plans and
submit comments. There will not be a formal presentation.
For additional information, contact Michael Wray, NCDOT
Project Development and Environmental Analysis Unit, at (919) 707-6050 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
Wray 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