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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Legislature begins a shift in how state pays for roadwork

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When the North Carolina General Assembly enacted its budget revision for the 2022-23 fiscal year, it contained a major change in how the state funds roads.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | gas | transportation | NCDOT cash shortfall | highway construction | NCDOT road maintenance | gas tax

Henderson County News

Road advisers vote to dump Kanuga in favor of I-26-U.S. 64 interchange

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Henderson County’s transportation advisers got their first look recently at the consequences of construction inflation and a statewide shortage of cash to fix problems, improve safety and widen roads. The result: Many projects are moving further into the future, some so far out that they’re now “decommitted” in the next State Transportation Improvement Plan.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction | Kanuga Road | NCDOT cash shortfall

Henderson County News

Here's the status of upcoming road projects

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Although an NCDOT cash shortfall caused widespread delays to dozens of projects statewide, several significant transportation improvements will be in the works over the next four years.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | I-26 widening project | NCDOT cash shortfall | highway construction

Flat Rock News

Highland Lake Road project cost soars

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FLAT ROCK – The N.C. Department of Transportation recently awarded a contract to upgrade North Highland Lake Road with construction starting as soon as Oct. 1 at an amount that drove the total project cost $7 million above engineers' original projection.   Read Story »

Tags: Highland Lake Road project | NCDOT cash shortfall

Flat Rock News

Road updates: I-26, Kanuga Road, White Street, U.S. 64 roundabouts, N.C. 191

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The widening of I-26 in Henderson County from the Buncombe line to Four Seasons Boulevard is about 25 percent complete and a little behind schedule because of weather, Lonnie Watkins, the NCDOT engineer for Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties, told the Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee last week.   Read Story »

Tags: Kanuga Road | NC 191 widening | NCDOT cash shortfall | NCDOT road maintenance

Henderson County News

GOOD JOB! NEEDS WORK ... Fire response, shooting down Bird, road repairs

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Tags: volunteer fire departments | Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue | NCDOT cash shortfall | Bird | NCDOT road maintenance

Henderson County News

Kanuga Lake Road to reopen; other repairs lag

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Eleven months after a big rainstorm caused a section of Kanuga Lake Road to collapse, a repair job is under way that should lead to the reopening of the road later this month.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | Kanuga Conference Center | NCDOT cash shortfall | NCDOT road maintenance

Henderson County News

Repair of Kanuga Lake Road is under way

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Eleven months after a big rainstorm caused a section of Kanuga Lake Road to collapse, a repair job is under way that should lead to the reopening of the road later this month.   Read Story »

Tags: Kanuga Conference Center | Kanuga Road | NCDOT cash shortfall

Henderson County News

NCDOT seeks to delay $292 million in road projects in Henderson County

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Nearly all the major state highway projects scheduled for construction in Henderson County would be postponed — some for years — under a recommendation the cash-strapped NCDOT has sent to regional planning agencies.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | NCDOT cash shortfall

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

McGrady will resign from House to take NCDOT board seat

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady said Saturday he plans to resign from his House seat next month before taking a seat on the North Carolina Board of Transportation.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | NCDOT | NCDOT cash shortfall

Henderson County News

Senators grill NCDOT on overspending

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RALEIGH — The state Department of Transportation defended its overspending and planned reforms to a skeptical Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, May 27.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | NCDOT cash shortfall