North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

I-26 Interchange Improvement

Fast Facts

Project # I-5504
Type: Interchange improvements
Affected Counties: Buncombe
Estimated Cost: $52,690,000


The NCDOT plans to widen and make other roadway improvements to a 1.2-mile section of I-26 ending just short of Pond Road and a 0.7 mile-section of NC 191 (Brevard Road) at the I-26/NC 191 Interchange in Asheville.

This project is part of a larger overhaul of I-26. The purpose is to alleviate growing congestion at the interchange by increasing efficiency and addressing lengthy backups along the I-26 exit ramps. The project will re-route traffic traveling northbound to a new on and off ramp.  Additionally, traffic on Rocky Ridge Road will be routed through a portion of Wedgefield Dr. before its new intersection with NC 191 (Brevard Road).


NCDOT plans big changes on I-26 corridor


I-26 Interchange Improvement NC eminent domain project map

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Project Schedule

  • Right of way acquisition – 2016
  • Start construction – 2017

Property Takings

More than 15 parcels of land will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $11,415,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.