From the Hendersonville Lightning:
The Flat Rock Village Council has scrapped the idea of a new entrance to the Park at Flat Rock for now, agreeing to evaluate traffic patterns and sightlines when the NCDOT completes the Highland Lake Road project. . .
“In my mind [the driveway cut] is way too close to all the existing roads,” [council member Anne] Coletta said of the proposed curb cut. “With all the traffic coming faster over the railroad tracks, since the grade is going to be eased, you’re going to have a lot of turning happening in a very, very small area. DOT has said putting in a curb cut is a relatively inexpensive proposition and it does not affect their work at all whether they do this or don’t do this.”
The turn lanes, smoothed out railroad tracks — which now slow traffic — and other factors will change traffic behavior in ways that are unknowable, she said. . .
The council voted unanimously to delay the curb cut for now but to commit to revisiting the idea when the road project is done and when the village has the money to build a new entrance.