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Ward comes out against Balfour Parkway

Don Ward Don Ward

Don Ward, a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Henderson County Board of Commissioners, has come out against the Balfour Parkway, the proposed $160 million bypass that has triggered broad opposition from homeowners in its path.

“The Balfour Parkway, a proposed four-lane expressway connecting N.C. Highway 191 and U.S. Route 64, would impact hundreds of homeowners and disrupt entire communities,” Ward said in a statement on Tuesday. “The homes of hundreds of county residents would be destroyed should this project be approved and homeowners are justified in their concerns of adequate compensation as well as negative impact on property values close to the project but not directly in its path. There are also legitimate concerns of possible effects to the local economy as well as the county tax base. Many feel they have not been adequately informed of the proposed project and many feel it is not needed.”
He said “stands firmly against the Balfour Parkway project (and) supports county residents and homeowners 100 percent in their opposition to this project and pledges to stand with them in protecting their homes and property.”