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Hendersonville Road Corridor Study

About the Hendersonville Road Corridor Study

The Hendersonville Road corridor is 5.4 miles, generally in a five-lane configuration with sidewalks in some sections and fixed-route transit service throughout the corridor. Extensive growth over the last few decades has generated increased traffic congestion. As Buncombe County continues to grow, more development along the corridor is expected. The land use context along the corridor has changed significantly over the last few decades with numerous new retail and multi-family residential projects being developed. What was formerly just a north-south arterial is now seeing an increased demand for access to adjacent, developing properties. As a new decade begins, a better understanding of how this corridor performs is needed to lay out a vision for a complete, multi-modal Hendersonville Road that improves the quality of life and safety for all users and residents.

The Hendersonville Road Corridor Study will examine this roadway and propose strategies relating to congestion, pedestrian and cyclist safety, and connectivity along and across the road. To accomplish this, the project team will be collaborating closely with the City of Asheville, the French Broad River MPO, Buncombe County, NCDOT, as well as representatives of the communities and institutions along Hendersonville Road. In order to make this plan the biggest success it can be, we will call on the community, the residents, students, and workers who live near or travel on Hendersonville Road every day to participate in the planning process.

Thank you for visiting and your continued involvement in the Hendersonville Road Corridor Study!


On this site, you will find information about the project schedule and public meetings that you are invited to attend. Also available here are the online mapping tool and an online survey. With your input on issues, concerns, and desires along Hendersonville Road, the project team can get a better understanding and make better recommendations for the future of the corridor. 

The next public workshops will be held from Wednesday, October 7th through Friday, October 9th with two workshops on each day at 10:00am and 5:00pm. These virtual design sessions will involve the project team working on corridor recommendations while you can tune in and watch the progress and share your feedback. Zoom login info below:

10:00 am-11:00 am: https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 920 8140 1683

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: https://zoom.us/join Meeting ID: 960 9900 4635

Can’t join the video? Join by phone: +1 (301) 715-8592, Meeting ID above. If you miss a meeting, visit the project webpage to watch recordings the next day!

At the first workshop, held on Tuesday, July 14th, community members were able to contribute their concerns and provide input for design concepts, problem areas, and priorities. Thanks for attending the Virtual Public Meeting. We had great attendance and discussion that will help us better understand issues and challenges along the corridor. 

You may view the recording of the meeting at this link: https://sparling.zoom.us/rec/share/ychpFoD08m1JeaPm8336S6IBEIbET6a82yUX_qAKzBlXcZPSuFfGTVVALvlYFKGA. The presentation slides utilized during the meeting are below and can also be downloaded here


If you have any further questions or comments about the Corridor Plan, the website, or if you need any information about the planning process, please send us a message through our comment box below.