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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! 

For the latest on the I-26 Connector Project, its impact on our communities and latest developments, visit the I-26 ConnectUs project page on the MountainTrue website

      March 2008 Draft Environmental Impact Statement
      NCDOT Report of Comment/Response Database in Draft EIS
      May 2009 Minutes of September 2008 Hearing Meeting (comments and responses)
      April 2009 NCDOT I-26 Newsletter (Issue no. 9)
      NCDOT Environmental Study Process
      USDOT Flexibility in Highway Design
      NCDOT STRATEGIC PLAN (excerpts)

Asheville Design Center
      Asheville Design Center I-26 comparisons
      Asheville Design Center brochure
      September 2008 DEIS Comment Letter

Southern Environmental Law Center/WNC Alliance
      November 2006 Comments on the I-26 Connector
      June 2008 DEIS Comment Letter
      September 2008 DEIS Supplemental Comment Letter

Asheville Urban Renewal
      Urban Renewal Programs (Feb 2009)
      The Generational Effects of Urban Renewal
      Asheville Housing Authority and Urban Renewal
      Urban Renewal Library Collections

Highways Actions in Other Cities
      The End Of The Road: Saying Goodbye To Freeways
      NY City Highway Activism
      Portland Highway Activism
      More Lanes Make More Traffic
      4 Cases Of How Tearing Down A Highway Can Relieve Traffic Jams
      Highways to Boulevards
      Cities that have Removed Major Highways
      Large Cities with no Freeways Greater Than 6 lanes

      Asheville 2005 Pedestrian Plan
      Asheville 2008 Bicycle Plan