Survey about the plans to widen I-26/I-240 through Asheville

10 Sep

The Board of the East-West Asheville Neighborhood Association is encouraging you to fill out a survey regarding plans to widen I-26/I-240 through Asheville. We will report our neighborhood results to Land of Sky prior to September 17.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CN5SP7M

Information:

Plans to widen I-26/I-240 are in the proposed French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (Land of Sky) 25-year Regional Transportation Plan. Widening to 6-8 lanes of future I-26 from I-240 to Exit 25 and of I-26 from I-40 to Airport Road (NC 280) have already been funded to occur within the next 5 years. The rest of the widening is recommended in the plan for the 5-20 year period.

The link to the Transportation Plan is: http://www.fbrmpo.org/metropolitan-transportation-plan-mtp/

Additionally, NCDOT could determine to widen Amboy Road, Meadow Road and Swannanoa Road to a 4-lane divided highway, in contradiction to the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Plan, although the MPO Citizens Advisory Committee and Metropolitan Transportation Planning Executive Committee are recommending that the Riverway Plan be followed and these roads be improved for full multi-modal ease and access.

The public comment period for the Transportation Plan is already underway and will end on September 17th. Written comments can be delivered to mpo@landofsky.org and there will be public comment taken at the Goombay Festival at Pack Square (Friday from 5-7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm).

Click here to fill out the survey.

Thank you for your participation!

EWANA Board

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