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Flat Rock Life

Bluegrass band performs 'A Turnpike Sunset,' about early drovers' road

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Imagine being on the road with thousands of hogs, tens of thousands of turkeys and sheep herded by hundreds of local farmers. It would make today’s traffic on I-26 seem like a day in the park.   Read Story »

Tags: David Weintraub | transportation | livestock | Center for Cultural Preservation

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

Henderson County News

Newfangled interchange is best design for Four Seasons, engineers say

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Motorists cowering in fear at the prospect of roundabouts guarding access to the new Publix might want to gird themselves for the newest proposal for the I-26 interchange at Four Seasons Boulevard. The design would require drivers to turn British for a few hundred yards.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | transportation | I-26 | Four Seasons Boulevard | I-26 widening project

Henderson County News

Transportation advisers endorse Mud Creek greenway study

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The Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee, which endorsed a study of a Mud Creek greenway last week, learned that the project could get a boost from the city of Hendersonville.   Read Story »

Tags: transportation | greenways | Transportation Advisory Committee

Henderson County News

Hearing on U.S. 64 development is postponed again

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Tags: NCDOT | transportation | nimby nation | U.S. 64 improvements

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

Highway budget advances local projects

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State transportation funding reforms have accelerated the Balfour Parkway from U.S. 64 East to N.C. 191, widening of N.C. 191 from Hendersonville to Mills River, a White Street improvement and upgrade of Highland Lake Road from Greenville Highway to Spartanburg, Rep. Chuck McGrady announced Thursday.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | transportation | Transportation Advisory Committee

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

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 Business

Asheville airport wins grant for runway project

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority a $6.5 million grant to help pay for its upcoming airfield redevelopment project.   Read Story »

Tags: Asheville Regional Airport Authority | Asheville Regional Airport | transportation

Henderson County Politics

Commissioners make board appointments

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday made two appointments to the Heritage Museum Board and appointed a new chair of the Transportation Advisory Committee.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | transportation | Henderson County Heritage Museum | Transportation Advisory Committee

Henderson County Politics

McGrady gets legislative oversight posts

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State Rep. Chuck McGrady has been appointed to committees that will provide oversight of education, environment, transportation and workforce development issues and may introduce legislation on those topics when the Legislature reconvenes in 2014.   Read Story »

Tags: NC Legislature | NC Rep. Chuck McGrady | transportation

Henderson County News

Ask Matt ... about Howard Gap

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Q. I heard that we are getting another roundabout. Where is that one going?   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Howard Gap | NCDOT | Ingles | transportation | Ask Matt | Howard Gap Road project

Henderson County News

I-26 lane closures at exit 49 start Sunday

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close lanes in both directions of Interstate 26 at Exit 49 (Hendersonville/Bat Cave/U.S. 64) for bridge maintenance and repairs from Sunday, Aug. 25, until the morning of Friday, Sept. 6, weather permitting.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | transportation

Henderson County News

Local group soaks up bicycle culture in Minneapolis

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Area bicycling enthusiasts, planners and hospital representatives who soaked up the two-wheeled passion of Minneapolis say they see the potential for more bike use back home.   Read Story »

Tags: transportation | greenways | bicycling

Henderson County News

Overnight work at I-26/I-40 starts Tuesday

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Overnight closures will take place starting Tuesday on Interstate 26 West at Exit 31B in Asheville as crews perform rehabilitation work on the bridge over I-40.   Read Story »

Tags: NCDOT | transportation

Hendersonville Opinion

Can anyone around here drive?

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My wife and I moved to Hendersonville a year ago and have found this to be a friendly little city that's easy to live in.   Read Story »

Tags: transportation

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

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

Henderson County News

SLIDESHOW: Model railroad stars in 'Golden Age' exhibit

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Larry Morton pointed to a tiny pond beside the railroad tracks between Saluda and East Flat Rock, where an even tinier figure was perched on a rock.   Read Story »

Tags: History | Historic Downtown Hendersonville | Historic Courthouse | transportation | Henderson County Heritage Museum

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

Hendersonville Business

Lightning sponsors this week's Business AM Update

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Business leaders will hear about the upcoming celebration of the Historic Seventh Avenue train depot during Business Morning Update on Wednesday.   Read Story »

Tags: business | John Boyd | Historic Seventh Avenue | transportation