Beginning Thursday, August 10th, an additional lane and street closure on Patton Avenue will be initiated in an effort to allow stormwater crews to safely proceed with construction for the Carter-Ann-Patton Project. As work progressed on the project, the underground conditions resulted in the need to close an additional lane to maximize safety for the public and the workers. The additional lane and street closure is anticipated to last for approximately one and a half months, contingent on weather conditions.
The affected stretch of Patton Avenue, from approximately Pearl Street to N. French Broad, will be reduced to one lane only traveling eastbound. A detour will be in place for westbound traffic, directing drivers to use N. French Broad and Haywood St as alternate routes. This measure is crucial to mitigate traffic backups on I-240 and improve overall traffic in the area.
While we understand the inconvenience this lane closure may cause, drivers are encouraged to consider using I-240 or explore other available alternate routes to navigate downtown efficiently. If an emergency arises in these locations, we will make every attempt to assist emergency personnel with access.
Lane closures for the Carter-Ann-Patton Project construction have been ongoing since early July, with the closure of two eastbound lanes along Patton Ave. Construction has been communicated with stakeholders along the corridor. As City crews progress with improvements to the area, we ask for the community’s patience and caution as they may encounter large equipment and other construction-related impacts. The City of Asheville will continue to update the Carter-Ann-Patton Project page as updates are available.