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 →

Vision statement

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 →

Kanuga Road project R-5748 update

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.

MPO public input opportunities

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 mpo@landofsky.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 →

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