NCDOT to Hold Informational Workshop Monday, June 25 on Proposed Modification of I-26/N.C. 280 Interchange near Asheville Regional Airport Thursday, June 21, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informational workshop on Monday, June 25, on the proposed modification of the Interstate 26 and N.C. 280 interchange near the Asheville Regional Airport at the Buncombe-Henderson county line. The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in the Virginia C. Boone Building, located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road in Fletcher.


NCDOT is proposing to modify the existing interchange at I-26/N.C. 280 to a divergent diamond interchange. This relatively new design concept is simple and cost effective, and allows for improved traffic flow. Watch this video to see how a diverging diamond interchange operates. The proposed project aims to reduce congestion at the I-26/N.C. 280 interchange and better accommodate projected growth and future congestion in the region.


Attendees may drop by at any time during the workshop to speak individually with NCDOT staff and review project area maps. The opportunity to submit written comments or questions will also be provided. Comments and suggestions received will be considered during the design phase. There will not be a formal presentation.


For additional information, contact Dre Major, NCDOT Project Development and Environmental Analysis Unit, at (919) 707-6028 or  


NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for persons with disabilities who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Major as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.


People with 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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