Asheville groups object to I-26 Connector move
(Asheville Citizen-Times) It is too soon for local governments to endorse a proposed route for the I-26 Connector, neighborhood groups that could be affected by the project said Monday. “It is premature to ask the city and the county to endorse an alternative prior to the completion of the environmental impact statement and a full understanding of the relative impacts and benefits of each alternative,” says a statement released by I-26 ConnectUs Project, composed of neighborhood groups organized by environmental organization Western North Carolina Alliance. Buncombe County commissioners are scheduled to consider a resolution Tuesday that backs a route called 3C for the portion of the connector that includes a new crossing of the French Broad River north of Bowen Bridge.
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