Down today?

Word is that the trees at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church (corner of N. Highland Lake Road and Greenville Highway) are coming down today.

Trees down as utility relocation work starts on the N. Highland Lake Road project

NC FIRST commission report & findings

The NC FIRST Commission was created to research and advise the North Carolina secretary of transportation about potential ways of developing a "sustainable long-range transportation investment strategy." The commission's final report and findings were released on​ January 8, 2021. (FIRST stands for "Future Investment Resources for Sustainable Transportation.") From the report's executive summary: The NC FIRST Commission was... Continue Reading →

Update on the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887)

Time is drawing close for the N. Highland Lake Road project to begin. Without the support of the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board, the Flat Rock Village Council was unable to get the N. Highland Lake Road project cancelled. Here are some updates on the construction timeline and project cost: Construction timeline:NCDOT to let the project... Continue Reading →

From the Times-News editorial page: "Henderson County commissioners deserve the community’s thanks for backing the Ecusta Trail project with a $7 million loan to Conserving Carolina. The local land trust on Oct. 27 entered a contract with Blue Ridge Southern Railroad LLC, a division of WATCO Companies, to begin purchasing the Henderson County portion of... Continue Reading →

Speed limit change on Greenville Highway

At the December 10 village council meeting, the council voted to accept Ordinance 108. The council had requested that NCDOT look into lowering the speed limit on this section of Greenville Highway several months ago. After studying the traffic in this area, NCDOT agreed to the council's request to lower the speed limit to 25... Continue Reading →

Time for another round of Coffee with a Transportation Planner (held now via Facebook Live). Join French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff on October 14 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss ongoing initiatives in transportation development in our region.

Public hearing on asphalt plant re-zoning request

Who: Henderson County Board of Commissioners What: Special Meeting - Public Hearing for consideration of re-zoning application for asphalt plant in East Flat Rock When: October 1, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Where: Technology Education and Development Center, Blue Ridge Community College (49 E. Campus Drive, Flat Rock)

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