T-N editorial: I-26 project is years overdue

. . . The Buncombe County project promises years of traffic headaches on a section that’s often clogged to a standstill. But what about the section in Henderson County?

DOT’s news release says it plans to receive bids this fall to widen the 13.6-mile stretch. That is a big improvement from two years ago, when construction was not planned to start until 2026. Still, the widening is years overdue.

The reason the two sections are being bid separately lies at the heart of the third question: Why did it take so long to start work to widen I-26? . . .

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