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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. 

During the study, we’ll be hosting two public meetings where you can interact with the project team members and make your voice heard. 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. The second open house will be held towards the end of the project to review the recommendations made in this study, as well as identify the next steps. 

We are going to continue accepting Survey responses and Interactive web map points through July 30th, so please share your local knowledge with us and also share a link to this webpage with your friends and neighbors on your social media.

Interactive Web Map – We appreciate your input to this planning process. Your perspectives will help guide our preliminary recommendations and short-term priorities.

Survey – This study focuses on the area along the 5.4 mile stretch of Hendersonville Road from Rock Hill Road to NC 280 (Airport Road) and US 25 Alt (Sweeten Creek Road). Your perspective is a valuable resource in making our community’s transportation system safe and convenient. The survey will be closing on 7/31/20.

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.