The N.C. Department of Transportation, in partnership with the City of Asheville, is working with the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, Buncombe County, and others to determine the appropriate roadway design for the proposed Amboy and Meadows road widening improvements.
Biologists, architectural historians, archaeologists, and community planners conducted field surveys of the project study area in 2018 to assess the natural and human environments in the area. Results of the surveys were detailed in various reports, including a community characteristics report.
In addition, discussions to include sidewalks and bicycle lanes are part of the proposed improvements. The project team held a project scoping meeting with the regulatory resource agencies in November 2018, after which, work on the preliminary designs began. Before identifying a design option, NCDOT held a public meeting to get input from the public and other project stakeholders who wished to comment on a preferred plan of action or suggest other alternatives or improvements.
Once designs are ready, NCDOT will hold another public meeting to present detailed designs for review and comment. NCDOT will notify the public through various channels including on this project webpage, social media, local papers and direct mailings to property owners, business owners and residents in the project study area.