If a city had increased its road capacity by 10 percent between 1980 and 1990, then the amount of driving in that city went up by 10 percent. If the amount of roads in the same city then went up by 11 percent between 1990 and 2000, the total number of miles driven also went... Continue Reading →

Brian Burch, top engineer for NCDOT Division 14, points out that every project in the pipeline here has come from local government to the NCDOT, not the other way around.

Inconsistency #6: Crash data (part 2)

What makes this project necessary? The traffic on the road seems fine now. From the Flat Rock village council's FAQ on the N. Highland Lake Road project, another piece of information given in answer to that question is: "Left turn movement accounted for 37% of the accidents, while another 22% involved vehicles running off the... Continue Reading →

Inconsistency #5: Crash data (part 1)

What makes this project necessary? The traffic on the road seems fine now. Another multipart answer from the Flat Rock village council. We will look at:"There were 91 reported vehicle crashes along N. Highland Lake Road from 2011 to 2016. 21 of those accidents resulted in injuries. There were 3 accidents in the last quarter... Continue Reading →

Inconsistency #4: Trusting NCDOT (part 2)

Is this the beginning of NCDOT’s plans to widen other roads in Flat Rock such as Greenville Highway and Little River Road? The Flat Rock village council answered this question in part with this bullet item: “There are NO PLANS within a 10-year horizon to widen Little River Road, Rutledge Drive or Greenville Highway. Ten... Continue Reading →

Our petitions are everywhere! And you can alway go online if you miss out - N. Highland Lake Road online petition

From the people

"I am passionate in my objection to the proposed Boyd Dr. bridge, and I condemn the plans to widen and straighten Highland Lake Road. I moved to Flat Rock because of its history and its natural beauty. I feel that our village is under siege by the DOT!" - comment from our online petition

Inconsistency #1: Either/or

[UPDATE: original title was Contradiction #1, but we think "Inconsistency" is a better word choice so the title was changed.] Both of these statements are in the Flat Rock village council's FAQ on the N. Highland Lake Road project: "N. Highland Lake Road is a major connector road, which means it is a road that... Continue Reading →

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