I-26 Connector meeting brings worries on impacts
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Some of those attending a meeting Monday on the Interstate 26 Connector project questioned the idea of widening Interstate 240 in West Asheville to eight lanes while others just wanted to see whether their home lies in the path of the road. More than 200 people came to a three-hour informational meeting the state Department of Transportation held at the Asheville Renaissance Hotel to update the public on the status of the project. Those attending expressed a good bit of unease about what the connector will do to neighborhoods, especially those in West Asheville, although several said there is a real need to address traffic congestion on Bowen Bridge, which carries I-240 across the French Broad River.
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