Project Overview

For an overview of the I-26 Connector and ADC’s involvement, check out this video.

ADC was founded in 2006, when a group of volunteer design professionals convened to develop a highway alternative for the I-26 Connector that would realize community objectives: a reduced overall footprint, recaptured land near downtown, and opportunities for a signature bridge.

As a result, for the first time in state history a community-designed alternative has been included in the NCDOT environmental review process.

By removing highway traffic from the Smoky Park Bridge, we seek to return Patton Avenue to a local road knitting Downtown and West Asheville together with human-scale development, improving access to the river, and converting Patton Avenue to a multi-modal ‘Boulevard’ with a series of park-like settings.