The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has made a commitment to facilitate the critical completion of the I-26 Connector Project.

Beginning in the 1980’s with the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP), the I-26 Connector remains uncompleted and now has one of the highest accident rates in North Carolina, three decades later. To ensure the safety and economic success of our region, we’re encouraging our community to “Get Moving on I-26.”

The French Broad Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) voted June 27th to cascade funding from the Statewide Mobility into the Regional Tier for Section A of the I-26 project. Section A is the portion of I-26 and I-240 redesign west of the French Broad River through West Asheville. This vote moves us closer to completion of this critical infrastructure.

Link to I-26 Section A Map 1

Link to I-26 Section A Map 2

Link to the NCDOT visualization of the I-26 project.