Project Informational Video

A video explaining details about the project and maps can be viewed below. 

 

Project Concepts

NCDOT is evaluating three interchange concepts for the proposed project:

 

Interchange Concept 1

  • Left exit/entrance ramp 

  • Traditional Diamond configuration

  • Located at the center of the I-26 divided section 

 

 

Interchange Concept 2

  • Right exit/entrance ramp 

  • Diverging Diamond configuration 

  • Located at the center of the I-26 divided section  

 

 

Interchange Concept 3

  • Left exit/entrance ramp 

  • Traditional Diamond configuration 

  • Located at the north end of the I-26 divided section  

 

 

Diverging Diamond Interchange

A diverging diamond interchange allows two directions of traffic to temporarily cross to the left side of the road. It moves high volumes of traffic through an intersection without increasing the number of lanes and traffic signals. This movement provides easier access to an interstate. 

For more information on Diverging Diamond Intersections, please watch the following video or visit the NCDOT Diverging Diamond Webpage

 

 

Project Maps

Download PDF of Concept 1 

Download PDF of Concept 2

Download PDF of Concept 3

 

A video explaining how to read a public hearing or public meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors used and symbology. 

Project Impacts* 

 

Concept 1

Concept 2

Concept 3

Jurisdictional Waters - Stream Total (ft)

2,300

2,200

1,400

Jurisdictional Waters - Wetland Total (acre)

0.3

0.2

0.1

FEMA - 100-yr Floodplain (acre)

< 0.1

0.2

0

FEMA - 500-yr Floodplain (acre)

< 0.1

0.4

0

FEMA - Floodway (acre)

0

0

0

Cultural Resources - Biltmore Estate National Historic Landmark (acre)

0

6.8

0

* Preliminary and subject to change

Project Funding

 

Concept 1

Concept 2

Concept 3

Total*

$25,000,000

$35,000,000$20,000,000

*Prices are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline: 

Milestone

Date*

Public Comment Period

Summer/Fall 2021

Selection of Preferred Concept

Fall/Winter 2021

Environmental Document

Spring 2022

Construction

Fall 2022

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments

 Due to Covid-19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings until further notice.

 

The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments using this website or the project email or phone number. All comments will be taken into consideration and will be accepted through October 4, 2021.

 

Project Email Address: [email protected]

Project Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code 8908

 

Question title

Which Interchange Concept(s) do you prefer most?

Select a response

Question title

Do you have any comments or questions regarding Interchange Concept 1?

Question title

Do you have any comments or questions regarding Interchange Concept 2?

Question title

Do you have any comments or questions regarding Interchange Concept 3?

Question title

Would you like to be added to the project mailing list?

Project Contact:

McCray Coates, PE

NCDOT Project Manager

55 Orange Street

Asheville, NC 28801

 

Project Email Address: [email protected]

Project Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code 8908

 

Resources For Property Owners:

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

 

Relocation Assistance Brochure                           Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure       Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions