The roundabout on White Pine Drive, located in the unincorporated part of the county, is the one that commissioners oppose based on public outcry and a review from each commissioner, Commissioner Bill Lapsley said.
From WHKP: AS PART OF NC DOT'S PROPOSED WIDENING OF HIGHWAY 64 WEST For most of this year, there have been about half a dozen highly controversial road projects pending here in Henderson County. One of the most controversial has been an NCDOT proposal to widen U.S. Highway 64 west and sprinkle it with four... Continue Reading →
While the Balfour Parkway may be dead, the consequences of the successful campaign to kill it live on. Neighborhood leaders and homeowners who oppose other road projects cite the Balfour Parkway decision as a precedent for dropping other disruptive highway projects. And in the case of the N.C. 191 multi-lane project, homeowners argue that without... Continue Reading →
The Balfour Parkway is officially dead — at least as it was presented this year. State Department of Transportation Spokesperson David Uchiyama confirmed that a Thursday morning decision by the State Board of Transportation to remove the project from the State Transportation Improvement Program finalized the end of planning for the estimated $157 million project.... Continue Reading →
The Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) has been asked to select three projects from the Henderson County SPOT 5.0 Project Prioritization document (prepared by the French Broad River MPO) to "prioritize" for NCDOT funding at their meeting later this month. In anticipation of that selection process, CLG has reviewed the projects listed and submitted our recommendations to the... Continue Reading →
The Balfour Parkway is dead. The North Carolina Board of Transportation made it official on Thursday morning with a vote that deletes the project from the State Transportation Improvement Plan.