Corridor Studies

Biltmore Avenue and McDowell Street

 

Happening Now:

Draft Biltmore Ave/McDowell Street Corridor Study

 

1) Preliminary Recommendations

After reviewing the Preliminary Recommendations above:

2)Please participate in the second round of public input by taking this survey. (Open until May 5, 2021)

 

Background:

Biltmore Avenue, McDowell Street, Asheland Avenue, and Southside Avenue form the primary north-south transportation routes between downtown Asheville (the Central Business District and the South Slope) and Biltmore Village.  The study is looking at possible changes to these streets to better serve all modes of transportation, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders. It is expected to conclude in the summer of 2021.

Currently narrow travel lanes and limited right of way are a barrier to improved bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in these corridors. This study will consider a range of solutions and make recommendations for improvements to accommodate all transportation users including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders. 

For more information about draft recommendations, click here to see the Story Map

Virtual Public Meeting – November 12.
Meeting recording

Virtual Public Meeting – March 30.
Meeting recording
Power point Slides

Interactive Maps

Roadway improvements

Bicycle improvements

Pedestrian improvements

Additional Information

Existing Conditions Report

Biltmore and McDowell Market Analysis Report (March 1, 2021 Version)

 


Hendersonville Road Corridor Study

Happening Now

The Hendersonville Road corridor is 5.4 miles, generally in a five-lane configuration with sidewalks in some sections and fixed-route transit service throughout the corridor. Extensive growth over the last few decades has generated increased traffic congestion. As Buncombe County continues to grow, more development along the corridor is expected. The land use context along the corridor has changed significantly over the last few decades with numerous new retail and multi-family residential projects being developed. What was formerly just a north-south arterial is now seeing an increased demand for access to adjacent, developing properties. As a new decade begins, a better understanding of how this corridor performs is needed to lay out a vision for a complete, multi-modal Hendersonville Road that improves the quality of life and safety for all users and residents.

The Hendersonville Road Corridor Study will examine this roadway and propose strategies relating to congestion, pedestrian and cyclist safety, and connectivity along and across the road. To accomplish this, the project team will be collaborating closely with the City of Asheville, the French Broad River MPO, Buncombe County, NCDOT, as well as representatives of the communities and institutions along Hendersonville Road. In order to make this plan the biggest success it can be, we will call on the community, the residents, students, and workers who live near or travel on Hendersonville Road every day to participate in the planning process.

For more information visit the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization.

 


Tunnel Road Corridor Study

Happening Now

The Tunnel Road corridor is 1.75 miles, generally in a five-lane configuration with sidewalks in some sections and fixed-route transit service throughout the corridor. With its proximity to Downtown and role in connecting the regional road and transit network, there has been growth on Tunnel Road that has created competing needs.  As Buncombe County continues to grow, more development along the corridor is expected. The land use context along the corridor has changed significantly over the last few decades with numerous new retail and multi-family residential projects being developed. What was formerly just a north-south arterial is now seeing an increased demand for access to adjacent, developing properties. As a new decade begins, a better understanding of how this corridor performs is needed to lay out a vision for a complete, multi-modal Tunnel Road that improves the quality of life and safety for all users and residents.

The Tunnel Road Corridor Study will examine this roadway and propose strategies relating to congestion, pedestrian and cyclist safety, and connectivity along and across the road. To accomplish this, the project team will be collaborating closely with Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the French Broad River MPO, Buncombe County, NCDOT, as well as representatives of the communities and institutions along Tunnel Road. In order to make this plan the biggest success it can be, we will call on the community, the residents, students, and workers who live near or travel on Tunnel Road every day to participate in the planning process.

For more information visit, For more information visit the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization.

 


Merrimon Avenue Corridor Study

 

 


Contact Information

Dan Baechtold, City of Asheville
828-259-5842

 

 

Updated 11/10/2020