NCDOT has a Twitter account dedicated to I-26--it's @NCDOT_I26 and posts incidents and traffic problems in real time. Handy resource.
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.
In general, roundabouts take about two to two-and-a-half times as much space across as traffic light installations--and many more downed trees. From the Times-News: The intersection at Greenville Highway and Erkwood Drive will be closed over the next two weekends as crews with the state Department of Transportation prepare the intersection for a 90-day project... Continue Reading →
A letter to the editor in today's Times-News: To the editor: I was actually happy to see the article “County road projects delayed.” I hope they never get done. Forget about roundabouts, bike paths, greenways and “corridors.” They are unneeded European notions foisted upon us, mucking up our local charm and interfering with the upkeep... Continue Reading →
From the Hendersonville Lightning: "Work that was expected to close Greenville Highway at Erkwood Drive and Shepherd Street on Friday has been postponed for a week because of expected rain this weekend, an NCDOT spokesman said. The intersection remained open Friday but will be closed Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3 for construction work. Expected to... Continue Reading →
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 →
From the Times-News (this is an update on the Jan 25 news story): ". . . The trio of road projects planned on the south side of Hendersonville – Kanuga Road widening, White Street improvements and South Main Street improvements – has also been delayed. South Main Street has been delayed a year to 2022-23,... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Preservation of Flat Rock as a small, quiet historic village situated in a wooded scenic landscape blending quality residential homes and open spaces. From the Village of Flat Rock Comprehensive Land Use Plan (page 3) When did this Vision change? Because adding miles of greenways and "modernizing" roads in the village will not preserve a... Continue Reading →
From the Hendersonville Lightning editorial page: ". . . Municipal elections in Henderson County are generally ho-hum affairs, especially when Hendersonville has no mayor’s race. With the already announced retirement of Flat Rock Mayor Bob Staton, the question becomes whether Historic Flat Rock and the activist organization Cultural Landscape Group Flat Rock field a candidate... Continue Reading →
At today's Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting, the MPO representative announced that the Kanuga Road project has been delayed by two years. Right-of-way acquisition has been moved to 2021, with construction scheduled for 2023.
The French Broad River MPO has posted two public input opportunities so that they can hear from you: Amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). To be considered by the MPO Board on January 24. Send comments on the proposed amendments to firstname.lastname@example.org through January 23 or make them in person at the MPO Board... Continue Reading →
The N.C. Department of Transportation on Thursday unveiled a draft 10-year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting in Raleigh. The 10-year plan includes no major new projects in Henderson County, the largest county in the 10-county Division 14. . . Continue reading
CLG comment in the Hendersonville Lightning: "Our concern is that the First Amendment guarantees citizens the right to express their satisfaction or dissatisfaction with their government and anytime that’s curtailed it’s concerning.” Continue reading
From the Hendersonville Lightning: "A proposed Highland Lake Road project turned the usually sedate Flat Rock Village Council meetings into jam-packed public forums filled with project opponents. At Laurel Park, Hendersonville and Mills River council meetings, residents turned out to oppose roundabouts on U.S. 64, Kanuga Road work, a White Street widening and an N.C.... Continue Reading →