The road between Franklin and Highlands can serve as a beautiful scenic drive for visitors and residents alike with its winding road, mountain views, and waterfalls. But anybody who has ever been behind the wheel of a vehicle navigating each turn understands the difficulty that can come if a large truck is encountered on the narrow road.
Technically, large trucks are not allowed on that section of U.S. 64/N.C. 28 with signs arranged accordingly to let drivers know of the restriction. Regardless, those who drive the road enough probably understand that sometimes these warnings go unnoticed. On occasion along the two-lane roadway, motorists can see remnants of trailer sides that the rock faces have claimed.