Plan to be Presented May 21st
Final Draft Maps & Recommendations Released by NCDOT
After 18 months and multiple meetings, several rounds of feedback, revisions and public hearings, the final draft for a NC DOT Comprehensive Transportation Plan is nearing the final phase of completion.
The draft CTP has been developed by NCDOT and in conjunction with a town appointed steering committee of citizens from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village.
The plan consists of narrative recommendations and maps.
The maps show proposed transportation relative to bicycles, pedestrians, public transit and automobiles.
Please note that, unless and until the plan is adopted by both councils, all of this information remains in draft form:
Running concurrently, but separate from the CTP is a revision to the Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Traffic Operations Study, TOS. The revised TOS is being facilitated by the Municipal and Schools Transportation Assistance, known as the MSTA division of NCDOT.
The role of the MSTA is to perform studies that address the safety concerns with the overall pedestrian safety and traffic operations on a school campus, and how traffic affects adjacent state roadways.
MSTA’s report is more on the community level, what communities can do for themselves via local funds and through pursue local grants. The MSTA report is not associated with any commitment or requirements by the NCDOT.
Where the MSTA report will be helpful in the CTP process is in recognizing the future transportation improvements and identifying transportation related concerns the future can be expected to bring.
That report, once finalized later this month, will take a closer look at the existing transportation system and offer recommendations (influenced greatly by local input) to help each community to improve their transportation network for those future needs.If you would like to get into even greater detail about the long-term transportation needs in and around Lake Lure, the Town Center and the Chimney Rock Village area, keep reading.