A short video produced by local residents on the effects of the N. Highland Lake Road project
From the Times-News online: The widening of the controversial North Highland Lake Road project will not face a roadblock from the Henderson County Board of Commissioners following a unanimous vote Wednesday to continue support for the project. Commissioners said they must consider the county as a whole when looking at the project, as drivers from... Continue Reading →
From the Hendersonville Lightning online: Another day brought another overflow crowd to debate the fate of Highland Lake Road but this time a board made up of local officials voted 8-1 to keep the project alive. . . Gary German, a Flat Rock resident: "This past election was a one-issue campaign and the people of... Continue Reading →
In voting against a motion to support the Flat Rock village council's request that NCDOT abandon the N. Highland Lake Road project at their Monday meeting, the Hendersonville County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), an advisory board made up of elected municipal and county officials, will recommend that the county commissioners not support Flat Rock's request.... Continue Reading →
From the Hendersonville Lightning online: Hendersonville City Hall became the latest arena for the contentious fight over the Highland Lake Road project on Thursday night, with the usual cast of road warriors from Flat Rock arguing the pros and cons of the job. The audience looked more like ones at Flat Rock Village Council meetings,... Continue Reading →
From the Times-News online: Hendersonville City Council stood behind the North Highland Lake Road project during its meeting Thursday night. Flat Rock residents descended on Hendersonville City Hall as the council endorsed the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to make improvements to North Highland Lake Road and add a multiuse path and sidewalks. The road... Continue Reading →
From the Hendersonville Lightning online: Bolstering its opposition to the Highland Lake Road project, the Flat Rock Village Council voted on Thursday to oppose the sale of parkland for the road widening project. The Village Council took the action on a 4-3 vote just six hours before the Hendersonville City Council was expected to recommend... Continue Reading →
At this morning's monthly Flat Rock Village council meeting, the council passed the following motion: With the Flat Rock Village Council vote of December 12, 2019, to request abandonment of the N. Highland Lake Road project and Resolution 219 of December 30, 2019, the Village of Flat Rock declines to enter any agreement to sell or... Continue Reading →
Below is the text of the resolution passed by the Flat Rock Village Council requesting that the N.C. Board of Transportation abandon the N. Highland Lake Road project. WHEREAS, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has undertaken the planning process for the “North Highland Lake Road” project (NCDOT Project No. U-5887); and WHEREAS, the project does not upgrade how... Continue Reading →
We have updated our Who to Contact page in light of the recent elections and the proposed resolution by the City of Hendersonville, so take a look!
Draft text of the proposed resolution from the City of Hendersonville, to be discussed at the January 9 city council meeting (5:45 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 160 Sixth Avenue, East) and to be signed by Mayor Barbara Volk (public comments are allowed at the start of the meeting): A Resolution in Support... Continue Reading →
Ingles, CVS, and Western Carolina Regional Animal Hospital are the only properties inside the City of Hendersonville on N. Highland Lake Road. The vast majority of the road is in the village. Flat Rock should have final say on what is done inside the village limits, not the City of Hendersonville. From the Times-News: ".... Continue Reading →
Construction work that would require lane closures along major highways will be suspended by the N.C. Department of Transportation through Thursday, Jan. 2 to accommodate travelers for Christmas and New Year’s Day. There will be some locations where the type of project or construction conditions make it unsafe to open all lanes on interstates, U.S.... Continue Reading →
Just got word that the Greenville Highway roundabout detour has been removed! Just a reminder that there will still be work in the area of Shepherd and Erkwood on Greenville Highway until at least June 2020, so please be careful driving in the area.
Update on roundabout detour: NCDOT is looking at having NC 225 (Greenville Highway) opened back up and the detour removed by next Friday, December 20, weather permitting.
Carrying out what they called the will of the voters in the Nov. 5 election, four members of the Flat Rock Village Council pushed through a resolution on Thursday requesting that the NCDOT kill the Highland Lake Road project. The vote became the first order of business after Nick Weedman was sworn in as mayor... Continue Reading →
At today's Flat Rock village council meeting, the mayor and three new council members were sworn in and took their seats. The council then voted 4-3 to request that the NC Board of Transportation cancel the N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT project no. U-5887). This request must now go before the French Broad River... Continue Reading →
Clarification: This article is only talking about the end of the detour. The complete roundabout project is not scheduled to be finished until June 2020. From today’s Times-News: “The N.C. Department of Transportation is eyeing the second week of December for an opening date, according to NCDOT spokesperson David Uchiyama. The $3.5-million project, which began... Continue Reading →
The detour around the Greenville Highway/Erkwood Drive/Shepherd Street roundabout construction will remain in place at least until the end of the year. Problems with underground sewer lines have created delays on the roundabout project. While we hope the detour goes away by the new year, the entire project is not scheduled to be completed until... Continue Reading →