Draw your own conclusions. From the Times-News: "The Highway 191 improvement project in front of West Henderson High and Rugby Middle schools is finally complete, with one thing missing — extended turn lanes the public was promised in March 2018. The turn lane work was eliminated at some point during the 14 months of on-again,... Continue Reading →
The Village of Flat Rock is requesting from the State of North Carolina that they be allowed to remove property from the Park at Flat Rock for use by NCDOT for the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887). As part of that process, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) requires that the... Continue Reading →
Although the commissioners took no vote, no one expressed opposition to the project and Hawkins said after the presentation that the board favored moving ahead. . . Continue reading
Opponents of the four-lane N.C. 191 widening project are hoping Henderson County commissioners take their side when the board hears from the top NCDOT engineer for the southwestern corner of the state. . . . “We now have over 2,000 signatures of residents who petition you to instruct the NCDOT to abandon their current plan... Continue Reading →
The Flat Rock village council will have a second council workshop on the upcoming budget for fiscal year 2019/2020 on Wednesday, May 15, at 10:00 a.m. This workshop is open for the public to attend. The fiscal year for the State of North Carolina runs from July 1 to June 30. A draft of the 2019/2020... Continue Reading →
The latest news from State Representative Chuck McGrady (District 117)
Two Mills River employees stopped a volunteer from collecting signatures on a petition at Mills River Town Park asking the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to delay and redesign the planned four-lane divided highway from School House Road to Mountain Road, the N.C. 191 Alliance said in a news release.
The Flat Rock village council will have a council workshop on the upcoming budget for fiscal year 2019/2020 immediately following the May 9 council meeting (the council meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.). This workshop is open for the public to attend. The fiscal year for the State of North Carolina runs from July 1 to... Continue Reading →
While homeowners along N.C. 191 continue to implore the Henderson County Board of Commissioners to help them stop the road’s widening, the leader of a county business organization urged the board to support the proposed four-lane divided highway. . . Continue reading
From the Times-News: New roadwork To the editor: Kudos to Michael Beckerman and his great letter to the editor correctly depicting the nightmare that the construction of the roundabout is. It seems that everyone is shaking his or her head with great annoyance at the ridiculous amount of construction work being done. Certainly, it is... Continue Reading →
NCDOT is accepting public comments on the Draft 2020-2029 STIP through April 15, 2019--see the draft STIP document here and provide comments here.
From the Hendersonville Lightning: . . . One part politician and two parts policy wonk, [Henderson County commissioner Bill] Lapsley has been rewarded by the state transportation secretary, who appointed him to a new commission to recommend how North Carolina can modernize its transportation investment strategy. Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon announced last week that the... Continue Reading →
UPDATE: Greenville Highway (NC 225) is now scheduled to be closed at Erkwood Drive/Shepherd Street on April 13 (Saturday) at 7:00 A.M. for roundabout construction work.
From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Traffic circle I regularly drive past the construction site where Greenville Highway intersects with Erkwood Drive and Shepherd Street. Casual observation tells us that businesses are being disrupted, homeowners are being stripped of their privacy, enough land is being denuded to reforest the Great Plains, and enough money... Continue Reading →
Maybe residents county-wide, having seen the devastation at the Erkwood Drive/Shepherd Street roundabout with the cutting down of a large number of trees, are starting to realize the cultural landscape implications of clear-cutting for roundabouts and don't want their neighborhoods to look as barren as Greenville Highway does now (see photo above). From the Hendersonville... Continue Reading →