C-T: More development means more traffic for Hendersonville Road corridor


from the Asheville Citizen-Times’ May 3, 2014, article

More Development, More Traffic for Hendersonville Road” by John Boyle, jboyle@citizen-times.com

[Hendersonville Road,] That thriving, five-lane section of black top — one of Asheville’s busiest — routinely clogs during morning and evening rush hours. And it will undoubtedly get more crowded in the coming months as possibly more than 450 new apartments and a new Publix grocery store come on line.

That stress will spill over to two-lane Sweeten Creek Road, particularly at its already problematic intersection with Mills Gap Road.

But no significant road or traffic improvements are in store in the near future for Hendersonville Road, Sweeten Creek Road or the 0.2-mile section of Mills Gap that runs between them. …

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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