I live off of Merrimon Ave, just south of the the proposed widening. Merrimon does need attention, as does much of Asheville’s infrastructure.
However, after reviewing the proposed changes, I do not support this widening project. It seems to be in favor of motor vehicle transportation, with no regard to improving pedestrians and biker friendliness.
Please consider the various City of Asheville plans, like Asheville in Motion and the Asheville City 2025 Plan. I would like to see some alternative proposals.