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 →
From the Times-News: ". . . Opponents, including members of the group 191 Alliance, reiterated Monday that the project is unneeded since the Balfour Parkway, which would have brought more traffic to the roadway, was canceled. They also argue that the safety improvements near Rugby Middle and West Henderson High will be sufficient to solve... Continue Reading →
Henderson County has officially adopted its draft 2020 Greenway Master Plan and will move forward with related feasibility studies. . . The master plan maps out county greenway plans for the next three decades, hoping to establish a countywide greenway network. It was crafted by the 16-member Henderson County Greenway master Plan Advisory Committee, according... Continue Reading →
"Among the major selling points the commissioners bought was that any land acquisition would be on a voluntary basis, not through eminent domain. . ." Continue reading
NCDOT has completed what they term a 25% plan for the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887). They anticipate having a 75% plan available this May, and a 90% plan available in May 2020.
From today's Times-News editorial page: . . . Many folks would consider 5 percent above cost of living a good raise. So a lot of taxpayers, not to mention employees of other state agencies, will find it hard to swallow that the N.C. Department of Transportation handed out raises as high as 65 percent to... Continue Reading →
From the Times-News: Lawmakers in North Carolina say the state Department of Transportation misinterpreted a state budget provision and gave about 5,300 workers pay raises as high as 65 percent. The News & Observer reported Wednesday that the 2018 provision gave NCDOT funds to boost salaries that were no longer competitive, but lawmakers say the... Continue Reading →
From the Times-News: ". . . Many speakers urged NCDOT to re-evaluate the project’s need, saying the traffic and crash statistics don’t warrant such a widening as NCDOT contends. They also argued that without the Balfour Parkway project and with the addition of safety improvements around Rugby Middle and West Henderson High already in the... Continue Reading →
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