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NCDOT, City Seek Amboy/Meadow Opinions

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​ASHEVILLE — The path to improvements for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians on Amboy/Meadow Road continues at a public meeting from 4-7 p.m. on March 28 at the Doubletree, 115 Hendersonville Road in Asheville.

The N.C. Department of Transportation, in close partnership with the City of Asheville, invites the public to view and comment on the concepts developed by city staff, NCDOT engineers, the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and consultants.

The proposed project will alleviate congestion, improve traffic flow and create new bicycle and pedestrian accommodations on the two-lane stretch between I-240 and Biltmore Avenue.

“There are different options available to make this safer and easier for everybody to enjoy,” NCDOT Division 13 project development engineer Steve Cannon said. “This is a very popular area and very important to the identity of Asheville as a city.”

Initial concepts developed with input from city staff, Buncombe County staff, French Broad River MPO and other stakeholders include maintaining one lane of traffic in each direction, improved shoulders, and a median that transitions into turn lanes with the possibility of roundabouts. The Meadow Road bridge over the French Broad River will also be replaced.

A combination of sidewalk, multi-use path and bike lanes within constraints of the corridor are a vital component of this project. Public suggestions are desired on the entire project, and specifically, to help guide the development of multimodal facilities.

At the meeting, project team members will be available to discuss the concepts, answer questions and receive feedback. All comments will be considered as the project plans develop. A second public meeting will be held once more detailed potential design maps are developed.

Maps and additional information will be posted on the NCDOT website​ as it becomes available.

Contact NCDOT Project Management Team Lead Beverly Robinson at 919-707-6041 or brobinson@ncdot.gov or 1582 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1582 to submit comments or for additional information. Comments may be submitted until April 26.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Matthew LeShure at mmaleshure@ncdot.gov or 919-707-6087 as early as possible, so arrangements can be made.

Persons who 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.

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3/22/2019 11:35 AM

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