Strategy AC4.1: Initiate corridor-focused studies to identify multimodal operational and safety improvements.
Corridor studies can be an effective way to study travel in the region, especially considering how the topography naturally focuses travel into corridors. A corridor study focuses on needs within a regional travel corridor with shared travel patterns to look more holistically at the challenges and opportunities. Rather than focusing on only one component, one road or road segment, one mode, or one municipality, these studies take a broader view of regional needs. These studies focus on multimodality, land use, through vs. local traffic, freight movement, topographic constraints, activity nodes, access management, greenways and active transport, transit needs and availability, traffic operations, and implementation options for long-term viability. Major regional corridors within the GroWNC study area include:
- West: Waynesville – Candler | I-40, US 74, US 23, US 19
- East: Swannanoa – Black Mountain | I-40, US 70
- North: Woodfin – Weaverville – Mars Hill | I-26, US 23, US 19
- Northwest: Marshall – Hot Springs | US 70, US 25
- South: Asheville – Airport – Hendersonville | I-26, US 74, US 25, NC 191
- Southwest: Hendersonville – Brevard | US 64, NC 280