More development, more traffic for Hendersonville Road
(Asheville Citizen-Times) With at least two new apartment complexes and a much-anticipated grocery store expected to add more traffic to Hendersonville Road in the coming months, Fletcher resident John Williams has his own solution for getting around. “Remind me not to drive down here during rush hour,” Williams said as he fueled up his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle at Ingles Gas Express last week. “Every night when I’m going to stuff, you hear on the radio, ‘There’s a traffic jam on Hendersonville Road between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mills Gap 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.
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