From the Times-News: The North Highland Lake Road improvement project will proceed as planned after Flat Rock’s request to defund the project was declined by the French Broad Metropolitan Planning Organization Board. The board - comprised of members from governments in Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania, Haywood and Madison counties - voted 15-1 to continue funding the... Continue Reading →

On Thursday, January 23, the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board will have their monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. at 339 New Leicester Highway, Suite 140, in Asheville. On the agenda for discussion is the N. Highland Lake Road project. This meeting is open to the public and allows public comments (usually there... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Road project Regardless of one’s views about the North Highland Lake Road project, two facts are central to the dispute: The road does not meet NCDOT’s metrics to justify the expenditure of taxpayer dollars, and the voters of Flat Rock expressed their will at the ballot box in... Continue Reading →

Henderson County TAC ignores Flat Rock voters

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 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 →

Village council takes action

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 →

Village Resolution 219: A Resolution on the North Highland Lake Road NCDOT Project No. U-5887.

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 →

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