Latest Update on Stop Thirty Traffic Light

Latest Update on Stop Thirty Traffic Light

May 31, 2019

via Randy Daly via Ham Frost via city traffic engineer

City of Hendersonville -Main St. @ Stop 30 Traffic Signal Installation

S&W Contracting Co. – Schedule for work

This schedule is based on current delivery schedules and is weather permitting.

Description Start Date Working Days
1 One Call 6/24/2019 3
2 Install Underground 7/1/2019 20
3 Install Foundation 7/8/2019 15
4 Poles Ship 8/12/2019 5
5 Install Poles 8/19/2019 2
6 Install Cables and Signals 8/26/2019 8
7 Flash Intersection 9/2/2019 7
8 Activate Signal / Punch List 9/9/2019 2

Work Hours: 9am-3pm (In the Roadway)
7am-5pm (Outside of the Roadway)
Monday – Friday
Weather permitting

May 13, 2019

Dr. Woodall:

For a couple years we have been working to provide a traffic signal at the intersection of Stop 30 Road and Gallatin Road. I have an update on that project.

We sought bids and signed a contract with S&W Contracting to build the traffic signal. The company has ordered the poles, which require several months to be shipped. We expect the poles to arrive in mid-August.

Since there is work to be done before the poles arrive, we have asked for a proposed work schedule from S&W Contracting. The company has a 120-day window from start to finish, but we are willing to pause the clock if the company is willing to start earlier. The 120-day deadline will be extended if the company is so far along that they have to wait for the poles to arrive.

Feel free to share this with anybody. Thank you for your patience.

Thank you.
Jamie Clary



May 5, 2019

Via Randy Daly from the city traffic engineer

I just received a new update on the traffic light for our neighborhood. The wheels are in motion and now we will see the parts starting to come together. As you can see from the below email, the poles are ordered so they will first set the base for each pole and they will need to cure before the poles are installed. The poles are expected to be shipped 8/2/19, and then the process will move forward.
We were all excepting the light to be up in Jan 2019, but looks like it will still be a bit.
Good news, there is no stopping the light now! Ha!Thanks
Randy DalyFrom City of Hendersonville:The materials submittals for the poles were approved by the City on March 19, 2019.
I finally got an anticipated ship date for the poles – 8/2/2019. I’m awaiting the work schedule from the install contractor, as they will begin getting everything ready before that in anticipation of the poles. I’ll update you as I know.Thanks!
Sarah Y. Lock, PE
Traffic Engineer
City of Hendersonville

March 4, 2019

Via Bob Walsh

As of 3-4-19 the Stop Thirty Rd. traffic light is having its plan adjusted by the contractor. The City’s consultant found a small item that needed to be adjusted. The revision should be submitted within two weeks. However, the lead time on the poles is nine months, which means November or December if it does take that long.

January  24, 2019

Via Randy Daly from Ham Frost:

The contract for the traffic light at Stop 30, Gallatin Rd. and Bluegrass Commons has been executed and sent to the contractor for their signature. The only thing remaining is construction. The concrete pillars that hold the poles will be poured first and need 30-45 days to cure. Hopefully the installation of the poles will not be far behind.

It will be good to see the lights operational. This has been a long time coming.


January 6, 2019

Via Randy Daly: This from Ham Frost, our city commissioner for Stoneybrook. Ham is stepping away from his place on the board, and will most likely be looking at other ways he can serve our city.


Great news. Chip Moore our PW Director just texted me that the bids for the traffic light ( opened today at 4 pm ) at Gallatin Rd. and Bluegrass Commons Dr. came in way under the anticipated  cost.. The budgeted cost was  $250,000 and the bid came in at  $ 185,000. He will advise me of when the contract will be signed and the possible start date. As you know Chip will be leaving the city due to conflicts with mayor, but has promised me he will keep me informed as to the movement on this project until his leave date.

Thank you all for your patience on this. Unfortunately government moves slow, but the traffic light is coming.

Ham Frost


October 25, 2018

Via Randy Daly: I just received this email from Hamilton Frost our alderman concerning the Traffic Light and wanted to let everyone know.


The Public Works Dept. is waiting on a letter detailing the location and any conflicts with utilities at the intersection of Stop 30, Gallatin Rd. And Bluegrass Commons Dr. This should be in Chips office soon. If there are no conflicts it will go out to bid by the 25th for 3-4 weeks.

After bids are received and a contract signed we will start ordering materials in December with construction beginning shortly thereafter.

We are now in the home stretch.

Ham Frost