Potential projects

Information from the UNC School of Government on North Carolina public records right of access can be found here.

Over the years, several projects involving scenic roads in Flat Rock have appeared on various NCDOT, French Broad River MPO, and Henderson County TAC lists, including:

  • Greenville Highway (NC 225)
    • From the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) (page 2-53), project C18: NC 225 (Greenville Highway) – W Blue Ridge Road (SR 1812) to Little River Road (SR 1123)
      • Stated purpose and need: This project specifically addresses the “dogleg” created by the offset intersections of West Blue Ridge Road and Little River Road. These two facilities combine to function as the primary east-west route in the Flat Rock area, while NC 225 serves as the major north-south route.
      • CTP recommendation: Add turn lanes, widen shoulders, and improve intersection geometrics as appropriate. Consider re-aligning the two approaches to create a single intersection. Coordinate with highway project C35.
    • From the Blue Ridge Bike Plan (page 97), Regional Priority Corridor 1a: NC 225 / US 25 from Fletcher to Flat Rock
      • Length: 16.5 miles/Cost: $4.95 million
      • Bike plan recommendations for this regional corridor include bike lanes through urban sections and bikable shoulders and signage outside municipalities along the 16.5-mile route that spans Henderson County.
    • From the FBRMPO Draft SPOT 5.0 Project Submittal List, Henderson County New Bike/Ped Projects for SPOT 5.0 (page 10), project: Greenway along NC 225/Little River Road
      • From N. Highland Lake Road (The Park at Flat Rock) to Carl Sandburg Home
      • Project also listed as HEND-BP-6 in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2040 for the 2021-2025 time horizon (pages 227, 286-288)
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    Flat Rock multi-use path along Greenville Highway (NC 225) (from the 2040 MTP, Time Horizon 2: 2021-2025)
    • Greenway feasibility study plan funded as of August 2017
      • Currently out for bid through the French Broad MPO to hire a consulting firm to handle the study
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Greenway project from Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site on Little River Road (SR 1123) along Greenville Highway (NC 225) (from MPO SPOT 5.0)
  • Little River Road (SR 1123)
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From Henderson County TAC agenda (November 7, 2012)
  • Rutledge Drive (SR 1166)
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From Henderson County TAC agenda (November 7, 2012)
  • W. Blue Ridge Road (SR 1812)
    • From the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) (page 2-63), project C35: West Blue Ridge Road (SR 1812) – NC 225 (Greenville Highway) to Roper Road (SR 1807)
      • Stated purpose and need: Combined with E. Blue Ridge and Little River Roads, W. Blue Ridge Road forms the central portion of the most significant east-west connection serving Flat Rock and East Flat Rock.
      • CTP recommendation: Add turn lanes, widen lanes/shoulders, and improve geometrics as appropriate. Coordinate with highway project C17 and bicycle project C18.

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