Help decide the future of West Asheville’s Haywood Road

Does this main artery need more bike lanes, parking spaces, sidewalks, or all of the above? You decide.

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Haywood Road from above.

Photo by @overasheville

Haywood Road, a main artery of West Asheville, is set to receive a $7.7 million upgrade from the NC Department of Transportation over the next year.

But just how deep will the makeover go? That’s up to Ashevillians to decide. The NCDOT is seeking input through Fri., January 13, 2023 for a two-mile stretch that spans from Patton Avenue to Ridgelawn Road (that’s roughly from Swannanoa Cleaners to OWL Bakery).

Haywood Road Resurfacing

The two-mile stretch of Haywood Road that will be impacted.

Screenshot via ArcGIS

What’s non-negotiable:

  • Resurfacing the roadway and eliminating potholes.
  • Bringing crosswalks and curb ramps up to ADA standards.

What’s up for debate:

  • Whether or not to implement a uniform 25 mph speed limit along the entire corridor
  • New signage and turn-lane adjustments
  • The addition of bike lanes
  • New crosswalks, curb ramps, and pavement markings

Submit your comments via this online portal, email, or at (984)-205-6615 (use the code 2039).

There’s also a drop-in session on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 4-7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church (587 Haywood Rd.).

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