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October 19, 2017

Share Your Thoughts on New I-40 Interchange

Residents and drivers who travel on Interstate 40 in western Buncombe County have an opportunity to share their thoughts on a proposal to create an interchange at Liberty Road and construct a new road between Smoky Park Highway and Monte Vista Road.

The project is designed to increase connectivity along I-40 between Smoky Park Highway and Wiggins Road by creating an additional access point to I-40.

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informal public hearing for the combined projects from 4 to 7 p.m. on May 23 at St. Francis Asbury United Methodist Church.

Interested citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting at any time. NCDOT engineers and consulting staff will be on hand to provide information about the project, receive comments, and answer questions. There will be no formal presentation.

A map of the proposed project is available on the NCDOT Public Meetings website at: www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings.

Maps of the project alternatives and environmental documents are available for viewing at the following locations:

• NCDOT Highway Division 13
55 Orange Street, Asheville, NC 28801

• Land of Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806

• Enka-Candler Library
1404 Sand Hill Road, Candler, NC 28715

Anyone desiring additional information regarding the project may contact NCDOT Project Development Engineer Ahmad Al-Sharawneh at 919-707-6010 or aalsharawneh@ncdot.gov.

Comments may be submitted until June 23, 2017.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Senior Public Involvement Officer  Diane Wilson at 919-707-6073 or pdwilson1@ncdot.gov as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

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