Patton Avenue Corridor Study

The French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO) and the City of Asheville have selected McAdams to perform a corridor study for Patton Avenue from the Jeff Bowen Bridge eastward to Pack Square in downtown Asheville. NCDOT project I-2513B&D, also known as the I-26 Connector, will create a new crossing of the French Broad River, which will remove a significant amount of traffic from the Jeff Bowen Bridge and convert the current interchange on Patton Avenue between the Jeff Bowen Bridge and downtown Asheville into new signalized intersection.

  • Asheville, NC
Project Owner
  • City of Asheville
Project Size
  • 1.2 miles
Services Leveraged
Project Types

This interchange conversion has the potential to free up significant amounts of land for urban redevelopment and allow for the creation of an attractive gateway into Downtown, as well as a more complete multimodal environment along Patton Avenue. The goals of this study are to engage the public and stakeholders and to develop recommendations for policy changes, funding opportunities and infrastructure improvements along the Patton Avenue corridor that allow the corridor to serve as a gateway to Downtown; set the stage for mixed-used development; retrofit existing Patton Avenue into a complete street that is safe for all road users; improve connections to integrate the surrounding communities with downtown Asheville; and create a connected network of off-street multi-use paths to create economic and recreational opportunities.