"Details about the largest transportation project the county has seen in decades were met with concern from about 1,000 residents Tuesday afternoon."
"We moved to the Village of Flat Rock almost twenty-one years ago. We invested in this area because of its history, and since then signs, lights, widening roads, and an interstate-style bridge built on Little River Road to mention just a few. For me and my home, we say leave Highland Lake Road alone!" -... Continue Reading →
"Have lived in Flat Rock for 24 years and traveled Highland Lake Road on almost a daily basis. I can't understand why any changes to this road are necessary. Rarely is there any major traffic that impedes going the 35 MPH speed limit. It's a beautiful road leading to and from historic Flat Rock so... Continue Reading →
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"I am opposed to the project on N. Highland Lake Road, being a waste of taxpayer money. There are many more needs to be invested in, e.g., repairing our roads and making sure the painted lines can be seen. N. Highland Lake Road is a charming entrance to the village and does not need to... Continue Reading →
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"We don't want it. We don't need it. It will destroy the south end of Flat Rock, if not now, in the future. No aspect of it is acceptable. VOTE NO!" - comment from our online petition
"This project is NOT needed! Highland Lake Rd is not congested. Straightening the road will only cause cars to go faster. This is a waste of money!" - comment from our online petition
"Henderson County is becoming overcrowded and over-regulated, and pretty soon the only view the real estate agents will be able to show is a mountain covered up with golf courses and million-dollar houses."
"Preserve our landscape and wildlife habitat that surrounds us! Communities with heritage such as this are fading. Spend $$ on monitoring & policing traffic violators." - comment from our online petition
"We chose to locate to this area because of its historic significance and the quaintness of the village. How disappointing if we were to lose it!" - comment from our online petition
We have self-funded our yard signs, car stickers, and one informational mailing to all Flat Rock residents. Now we're asking for your help to continue getting accurate information out to the public. Be a part of preserving Flat Rock!
Just in case you thought the N. Highland Lake Road project appeared on the scene recently, here is documentation from the Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) from Nov 7, 2012, that outlines numerous projects being considered throughout the county, including the ones below in Flat Rock. A project on paper doesn't necessarily mean that the... Continue Reading →
. . . the village's relationship with NCDOT? There is concern among some council members that if the council votes to cancel the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887), the village's relationship with NCDOT will be damaged. It should go without saying that no NCDOT project should ever be agreed to or undertaken in order... Continue Reading →
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it." - comment from our online petition
"Beauty and history of area outweigh nonessential roadway expansion." - comment from our online petition