This NCDOT project located in Asheville, North Carolina involves widening I-26 to three lanes in each direction between U.S. 25 and the I-26/U.S. 25 (Asheville Highway) interchange. It also involves widening I-26 to four lanes in each direction from the U.S. 25 (Asheville Highway) to the I-40/I-240 interchange.
Widening I-26 in the project area will improve overall roadway capacity to handle existing and future traffic volume. Construction began in the fall of 2019, at a time when sections of I-26 experienced heavy congestion creating unpredictable traffic slow-downs and making daily commutes frustrating for motorists. This construction will improve the ability to serve high-speed regional travel.