Following I-26 Aesthetics Committee report, City of Asheville opens survey for residents to weigh in on project

Future I26 rendering
Conceptual rendering


The City of Asheville is looking for input from the community on a report prepared by  the I-26 Aesthetics Committee.  

City Council established the Aesthetics Committee on April 24, 2018, to make recommendations for aesthetic treatments for all aspects of the I-26 Connector project including, but not limited to, shoulders, medians, bridges, retaining walls, signing, and lighting.

The I-26 Connector project will improve the I-26 corridor through Asheville from I-40 to Broadway Street to current interstate standards.  The project, which will move forward to the construction phase through a design-build process, is divided into four sections.  The design-build let (or bid opening) date for Sections B and D is June 2021, the design-build let date for Section A is June 2022, and the design-build let date for Section C is June 2025.

The committee presented their draft report to City Council on June 9, 2020, and they are now seeking public input in order to tweak and finalize the report. See the associated presentation here


Your answers will help inform the City Council’s recommendation for aesthetic improvements to the I-26 Connector. The survey will be open for 30 days.


To participate in the survey

Visit this link on the City of Asheville’s Virtual Engagement Hub.