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