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Closed block of Ninth Ave. will be striped for parking

Ninth Avenue West between Church and Oakland streets is now permanently closed to traffic. County crews will stripe it for parking until the land is needed for the new HHS. Ninth Avenue West between Church and Oakland streets is now permanently closed to traffic. County crews will stripe it for parking until the land is needed for the new HHS.

It's the first visible sign of a massive construction project to come at the Hendersonville High School campus.

Ninth Avenue West between Oakland Street and North Church Street permanently closed on Tuesday in preparation for construction of the new HHS and will he used temporarily as a parking lot. Construction of the new high school is scheduled to begin in the fall of this year while demolition of the old Boyd auto dealership is scheduled to take place starting next month. NCDOT will be adjusting the signal timing at Five Points. The county will restripe the closed block of Ninth Avenue corridor to provide HHS parking accessible from Oakland Street until the street is claimed by construction of the new high school. For more information contact Business and Community Development Director John Mitchell at 697-4819 or planning@hendersoncountync.org.