Greenville Highway (NC 225) is closed at Erkwood Drive/Shepherd Street until Sunday, March 17, at 7:00 a.m. for roundabout construction work.

From today's Times-News: ". . . In the period 1992-95 [Bob] Demartini, as Chairman, led the successful campaign to incorporate the Village of Flat Rock, forestalling its annexation by Hendersonville providing it local control over matters that previously had been the County's prerogatives. . ." Continue reading

Roundabout project

We have added information on the Erkwood Dr/Shepherd St/Greenville Hwy roundabout project (NCDOT U-5105) online. While this project is not inside the Village of Flat Rock limits, its proximity to the village and its effect on Greenville Highway traffic have significant ramifications for our community.

Residents have a chance to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-29 at open houses in Asheville and Sylva through March 1. The department unveiled its proposed funding and construction plan in January with more than 1,600 transportation projects across the state. The list for Division 13... Continue Reading →

Times-News story correction

Correction to today's Times-News article as confirmed by NCDOT via email to CLG: The N. Highland Lake Road project dates have NOT changed--the current schedule calls for right-of-way acquisition to begin June 2019 with construction to begin December 2020. Incorrect dates were reported at the Henderson County TAC meeting, which the Times-News article is based... Continue Reading →

Just confirmed by NCDOT via email to CLG, the new covered signs on Greenville Highway and N. Highland Lake Road are detour signs for the upcoming Erkwood/Shepherd St. roundabout construction.

A letter to the editor from today's Times-News: To the editor: How can degreed NCDOT engineers (who should be logical and methodical) face an underfunding situation and not revise their divided four-lane Highway 191 design? Without a connection to Balfour Parkway, the eastern end of the five-mile project reduces to two at Mountain Road. The future... Continue Reading →

Protected or prohibited?: What now

On December 13, 2018, the Flat Rock village council voted to approve their proposed changes to the village’s sign control ordinance (that revised ordinance, ordinance 102, is not yet on the village’s website but CLG has uploaded a draft here). What does this mean for you if you have a sign on your property? It... Continue Reading →

High bids force state to delay road projects

If you were a member of CLG, you would already know through our e-newsletter that NCDOT is having a problem with high bids. Click Join to find out how to become a member and get the latest transportation news first. From the Hendersonville Lightning: "Lonnie Watkins, the top NCDOT engineer for Henderson County, said construction bids... Continue Reading →

CLG input on village bike/ped plan

In 2016, the Village of Flat Rock received a NCDOT grant to study the concept of creating a system of pedestrian and bicycle greenways throughout the village. The end result (so far) of the work done by Kimley-Horn Consultants, NCDOT, Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, and the village is the Village of Flat Rock Pedestrian and... Continue Reading →

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