I-26 ConnectUs Project
MountainTrue is a lead convener of the I-26 ConnectUs Project, which is made up of representatives from the Asheville neighborhoods that stand to be most impacted by the I-26 Connector Project, including West Asheville, Burton Street, WECAN, Emma, and Montford. Other groups represented include the Housing Authority for the City of Asheville and Christians for a United Community. We have been working together since 2009. For over 15 years, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has been considering how to build a continuous interstate connection on I-26 through Asheville.
On October 13, 2015, NCDOT released the Environmental Impact Study for an expansion of Interstate 26 through Asheville. The project remains too large, too harmful and out of touch with the kind of transportation improvements Asheville wants and needs.NCDOT needs to hear from you!
CLICK HERE to submit your comments to NC by December 16, 2015
Thanks to the hundreds of folks who came out to the NCDOT hearing on November 16! Remember you can submit your public comments through December 16 at bit.ly/I26Connectus
- Flyer: Talking points from the I-26 Connectus Project
- DOT web page for the I-26 Connector Project, including maps
- DOT web page for the I-26 Connector Environmental Impact Study
- Map Detail: Section A, Haywood Road and Burton Street
- Map Detail: Section A, Brevard Road interchange
- Map Detail, meme: I-240/I-26/Patton Ave today vs. planned
- Map Detail: Section B, Alt. 3c Traveling from North of Downtown Asheville to West Asheville
- Map Detail, Meme: I-240/I-26/I-40 Interchange (“Malfunction Junction”) today vs. planned
- Videos detailing key parts of this project