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BikeWalk NC applaud DOT's 'Complete Streets' initiative

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BikeWalk NC is applauding a new state Department of Transportation that focuses on evaluating walking, driving and public transit options as it reviews projects. Members of the N.C. Board of Transportation on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution in support of implementing amendments to the department’s Complete Streets policy.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction | bicycling

Henderson County News

Five Points, interloop roads top city wish list

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With the two biggest roadway improvement priorities in a generation off the table for discussion, the Hendersonville City Council is targeting specific intersection improvements and numerous segments of an “interloop” connectors to speed traffic around town.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Here's what road projects the city ranks highest

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Fixing the congested and time-wasting intersection of U.S. 25 and North Main Street and five other widening or safety improvements projects in and around Hendersonville top the City Council’s nominations for inclusion in the state’s next transportation improvement plan.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction

Henderson County News

Vote now to rank road projects

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The Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee wants people to participate now in helping rank road projects that may be built years from now. The advisory board is starting a process now that lasts through next year to identify and prioritize road improvement work for the next update of the State Transportation Improvement Plan. Motorists can fill out a survey now to rank road projects.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction | transportation

Henderson County News

County concerned about scale-dodging big rigs on Berkeley Road

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A former trucker who lives in a neighborhood off North Main Street pleaded with the Board of Commissioners to do something about scale-dodging truck traffic on Berkeley Road, saying the tractor-trailers pose a danger to residents and could cause a serious accident or fatality.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | roads | Signal Hill Road | Berkeley Road

Henderson County News

NCDOT presents revised Kanuga plan Oct. 30

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N.C. Department of Transportation officials have revised plans for a proposed project on a Henderson County corridor in order to reduce the impact from original plans while still reducing congestion and improving safety.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | Kanuga Road

Henderson County News

Homeowners form 191 Alliance to block widening

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Residents along N.C. 191 have stepped up their opposition to a project that would transform the road into four-lane divided highway, organizing an alliance of neighborhoods and calling for a second look at the need now that the Balfour Parkway is dead.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | nimby nation | NC 191 widening

Henderson County News

Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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Tags: restaurants | NCDOT | road construction

Henderson County News

Not so fast, city says of killing parkway

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Tags: road construction | Balfour Parkway

Henderson County News

DOT stands by 4- or 5-lane widening of NC 191

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MILLS RIVER — State transportation engineers are standing by their recommendation for a four-lane widening of N.C. 191 through Mills River even as homeowners continue to voice strong opposition to the plans. But in a concession to homeowners who want left turns out of their neighborhoods and farmers who oppose bulb-out U-turns a four-lane divided road would require, the top NCDOT engineer for the region said planners are open to a five-lane unobstructed design through the the town.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction | nimby nation | NC 191 widening

Henderson County News

NC 191 N. widening, last I-26 segment picked as priorities

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Years from now, when homeowners along N.C. 191 from N.C. 280 to Long Shoals Road demand to know the origins of a four-lane widening project, someone may refer them to a little-noticed meeting of the Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee on April 18, 2018.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | transportation | roads | I-26 widening project

Henderson County News

Transportation planners open survey on road projects

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The French Broad River MPO has opened a survey on transportation projects that are currently being considered for funding through the State of North Carolina’s Prioritization Process.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | transportation | French Broad MPO

Flat Rock News

ROAD RAGE: Residents rise up against transportation improvements

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One moment in a lively public comment period last week crystallized the gulf between the group that vociferously opposes the Kanuga Road widening and the group that rallying for U.S. 64 improvements.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction | roads | roundabouts | Kanuga Road | Highland Lake Road project | nimby nation | U.S. 64 improvements

Edneyville Business

Edneyville sewer line 'could change that community forever'

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EDNEYVILLE — Henderson County commissioners are confronting a decision in Edneyville that they say could lead to a building boom and pressure to bulldoze apple orchards for new houses and apartments. Before they make such a momentous move, they want to hear from Edneyville residents.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | utilities | apple farming | roads | Henderson County Board of Commissioners

Henderson County News

Town to repave Laurel Park Highway next week

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The town of Laurel Park is repairing and repaving Laurel Park Highway from White Pine Drive to Crystal Springs Drive this week.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

NC 191 bridge work creates one-lane passage over French Broad

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Tags: NCDOT | road construction | transportation

Flat Rock News

Cattle farmer, landowners want to close Middleton Road segment

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FLAT ROCK — A lightly used dirt road would be closed from Crail Farm Road to Old Town Way if the Henderson County Board of Commissioners goes along with a petition of property owners who support the closure.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | transportation | roads

Henderson County News

Planning agency seeks input on transportation plan

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The French Broad River MPO is taking public input on a 25-year regional transportation plan update.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | transportation | bicycling | roads | French Broad MPO

Henderson County News

City to close Fifth Avenue for pipe repair

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The city of Hendersonville will  close Fifth Avenue West between Buncombe and Fleming streets on Monday for up to two weeks to replace a storm water pipe.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | public works

Henderson County News

Timber Creek Road closed to through traffic

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Timber Creek Road will be closed to through traffic on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and Wednesday, Aug. 13.   Read Story »

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Laurel Park News

Hebron closed for paving July 21-22

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LAUREL PARK — Hebron Road will be closed to through traffic from Laurel Park Highway at the water tanks to Laurel Park Highway at Timber Creek on Monday, July 21, and Tuesday, July 22.   Read Story »

Tags: Laurel Park | road construction | roads

Hendersonville Business

City awards paving contract

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Southeastern Asphalt of East Flat Rock won the low bid for nine paving projects this summer in Hendersonville.Southeastern bid $443,779.97 followed by Tarheel Paving at $476,902. The high bidder was JLS Company, which submitted a price of $698,873.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | transportation | roads

Henderson County News

Mills River leaders oppose NC 280 median

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MILLS RIVER — When the DOT asked the Mills River Town Board what it thought about a N.C. 280 widening project with a concrete median, the board answered emphatically: No.   Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | NCDOT | road construction | roads

Henderson County News

Roads closing for work on French Broad bridges

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MILLS RIVER — Two roads will be closed for about two months starting Monday for work on bridges that cross the French Broad River.     Read Story »

Tags: Mills River | NCDOT | road construction | transportation | Horse Shoe

Edneyville News

Apple Valley Road closed for bridge replacement

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close Apple Valley Road northeast of Hendersonville at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, to replace the bridge over Clear Creek. The road will be closed until Sept. 15.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | road construction | transportation | bridges

Henderson County Business

DOT 'compromise' gets lukewarm reception

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DOT engineers offered a compromise design that could help retailers along Spartanburg Highway near Upward Road but Henderson County commissioners sounded less than placated.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | NCDOT | road construction | Spartanburg Highway | Upward Road widening