As of early afternoon Tuesday, primary routes like Interstate 26 and U.S. 64 and Highway 191 were still clear and open to traffic, and snowplows are working on secondary roadways. Crews were expected to keep plowing into Wednesday until all state-maintained roads were cleared, NCDOT Spokesman David Uchiyama said. . . Continue reading
". . . Cindy Ward was one who spoke out during public comment, saying she and others don’t want the project to move forward as it is. She cited impacts to more than 200 homes and at least 12 businesses. She also spoke of the more than 500 trees, including seven already designated as Heritage... Continue Reading →
From the 191 Alliance group: "While the petition concerns the widening of 191 to 4-lanes specifically, it is also a referendum on all county projects that our county commissioners, the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, and NCDOT approve of without our input and their lack of open communication and transparency."
. . . But the question remains, are four lanes needed? Traffic forecasts DOT used to justify the project were conducted in 2017, when the Balfour Parkway was still planned. Those projections took into account other projects, such as plans to widen I-26, but a lot of things can change in 12 or 22 years.... Continue Reading →
. . . Without Balfour Parkway and after the work at the schools, [group member Judi] Levinson and the 191 Alliance say that 191's problems can be solved by less impactful measures like widened shoulders, turn lanes and merge lanes. Another concern they have with the plan is whether or not it will create a... Continue Reading →
From now until November 30, you can participate in both an online survey and leave comments on an interactive map about the future transportation challenges across North Carolina and what should be the future focus of transportation in our region. NCDOT will use the feedback to help shape the vision and goals for its next long-range transportation plan, called NC Moves 2050,... Continue Reading →
Pulling a fast one To the editor: The N.C. Department of Transportation has done it again, pulling a fast one on the city of Hendersonville and county of Henderson! First, it has an outside firm redraw the roundabout at Kanuga, to propose a signalized intersection, deliberately drawn to show this plan would impact property owners more... Continue Reading →
Today is the final day to send comments to NCDOT on the Kanuga Road project (NCDOT project no. R-5748): By mail to Jeffrey Dayton, PE, 555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 900, Raleigh, NC 27601 By email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Today's Times-News includes two letters to the editor about the Kanuga Road project: Kanuga Project The Kanuga project meeting reported 233 wrecks on Kanuga over the past five years. The cause is not roadway, one word — speed. This project will not improve the wreck situation, and it might worsen it as folks will now... Continue Reading →
The public has until November 13 to submit comments to NCDOT on the Kanuga Road project (NCDOT project no. R-5748). Comments can be sent: By mail to Jeffrey Dayton, PE, 555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 900, Raleigh, NC 27601 By email to email@example.com
The French Broad River MPO is currently seeking public feedback by November 14 on its Congestion Management Process (CMP) draft before presenting the draft to the MPO Board on November 15. The CMP is a federally required document that outlines a management approach to new and existing transportation systems for dealing with congestion as well... Continue Reading →
Miriam Hughes, one of the organizers of Save Kanuga Road, said the group feels misled. She believes other measures can be taken to improve the road’s safety that have not been addressed. “We don’t feel quite heard even though we were led to believe that they were listening to us,” Hughes said. “So far it... Continue Reading →
A report on today's public input session for the Kanuga Road project from the Hendersonville Lightning: "Graham MacPherson, owner of the 1905 Pinebrook Manor Inn, said he tried to talk to engineers about whether the state will rebuild a rock wall and entrance to its historical nature. The project would take the existing wall, he... Continue Reading →
The Kanuga Road project public input meeting is happening now until 7:00 p.m. at the City of Hendersonville Operational Center (305 Williams Street). Stop on by!
The NCDOT public input meeting on the Kanuga Road project will be tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct 30) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the City of Hendersonville Operational Center (305 Williams Street). See you there!
County commissioners asked the Recreation Advisory Board to put together the plan, and once that board reviews and adopts it, it will move on for adoption by the commissioners. The plan has also been presented to the Transportation Advisory Committee and the Planning Board, providing even more opportunity for public comment as each of those... Continue Reading →