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Don't miss this week's Hendersonville Lightning

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You won't want to miss this week’s Hendersonville Lightning.     Read Story »

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Henderson County News

NC 191 widening opponents hope for a Balfour-like outcome

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Opponents of the four-lane N.C. 191 widening project are hoping Henderson County commissioners take their side when the board hears from the top NCDOT engineer for the southwestern corner of the state.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | roads | Balfour Parkway | NC 191 widening

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

High bids force state to delay road projects

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Major road improvements in Henderson County have been pushed back by a year or more because construction bids are greatly exceeding projections, transportation planners said.   Read Story »

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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

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

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 »

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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

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 »

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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

Council yellow-flags Asheville Hwy Gas Express

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The Hendersonville City Council on Thursday said yes to a new Gas Express at the Asheville Highway Ingles but shot down a new entrance that the supermarket officials said is needed for orderly traffic flow.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | Ingles | transportation | roads