Planning and development are underway on a proposed project to widen approximately 2.6 miles of Amboy and Meadow roads in Asheville to a multi-lane roadway between I-240 and N.C. 81 (Biltmore Avenue). The project would also include the addition of a bridge over the French Broad River.
Proposed improvements include upgrading the intersections as well as installing bicycle lanes and possibly sidewalks. A raised median would be added to improve traffic flow; center-turn lanes would also be added, where feasible.
All major intersections are currently performing at a Level of Service of “F,” the lowest level in which a roadway’s traffic-carrying ability is measured. Levels of Service range from “A” to “F,” with “A” being the best scenario, with unrestricted maneuverability and operating speeds, and “F” being the worst scenario, where travel on a roadway is characterized by stop-and-go conditions.
The proposed project would improve traffic flow and safety in the area.
This project is listed as Project U-4739 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $49.3 million.
|Property acquisition & Utilities||$14,800,000|
*Estimated costs subject to change