The road project, which will cost about of three quarters of a billion dollars, is set to start right-of-way acquisition in 2019.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is building a diverging diamond interchange at the intersection of I-26 and Airport Road.
The Interstate 26 Connector project public hearing is set for 4 p.m. on Nov. 16 at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville.
The meeting will be the public's first chance at seeing, up close, the new proposed route for the long-debated connector.
N.C. DOT officials are finalizing a statewide list of highway construction priorities for funding.