Public urges DOT to go smaller on planned Interstate 26 Connector

Mark Barrett * MBarrett@CITIZEN-TIMES.com * published September 17, 2008 12:15 am Comments on Topix forums : ASHEVILLE City residents urged state officials Tuesday to consider changes designed to reduce the ... Full Story
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mark

Jacksonville, NC

#42 Sep 19, 2008
What we need for the connector is a nice dirt bike path lined with homeless people and tie dyed clad protesters handing out free needles and condoms. If we can import spotted owls and snail darters cared for by illegal immigrants, plant marijuana and hemp to be cared for by gays and lesbians, then perhaps...
Ben

Morristown, TN

#43 Jan 12, 2011
Tennessee's side of I-26 was done a whole lot faster, while NC dragged their butts on their side. I say, finish it now! Even if TN should send their crew over if NC DOT won't.
Doug

Black Mountain, NC

#44 Jan 12, 2011
Ben wrote:
Tennessee's side of I-26 was done a whole lot faster, while NC dragged their butts on their side. I say, finish it now! Even if TN should send their crew over if NC DOT won't.
The TN crew would run into the same brick wall the NCDOT ran into. It's called Asheville City Council, Asheville Design Center (a bunch of local yokels that got involved) and the Montford neighborhood. Everyone is afraid someone might whimper for 5 minutes if they don't get their way so they do nothing. THAT is the way Asheville works.
Ben

Morristown, TN

#45 Jan 13, 2011
True, why not use a tool called "Eminent Domain"?

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