RADTIP construction reaches halfway mark

RADTIP halfway photo illustration
The roundabout on Lyman Street at Riverside Drive was completed in June. One of two pedestrian bridges is now in place as well.


The City of Asheville Capital Projects Department is happy to announce that the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) is halfway done! The project should be complete summer 2020.


If you’ve traveled the area you will notice one of two  new roundabouts  are now open to traffic. The roundabout at Riverside and Lyman opened on June 2. Also, one of two pedestrian bridges have been installed using upgraded materials to help with the life span of the bridge.


The safety cones, and construction workers aren’t packing up just yet. Here is what you can expect during the next few months:


A new storm drain will be installed at 5 Points Roundabout. Drivers should expect traffic delays in the area as work is being completed.


Public art: The City of Asheville has received proposals for the “Playful Art” installation and have secured a future location, south of the 13 Bones Bridge, it will give an appearance of an extension of Jean Webb Park.


Roundabout installation:

5 Points roundabout map
This map shows the area slated for the 5 Points roundabout.

The 5 points Roundabout is slated to begin in March of 2020. The City anticipates major impacts on traffic and an extensive detour during construction that may last 3 months. City staff is committed to communicating these street closures as they arise.


So far, 50% of construction billing is complete for a total of $15.6 million dollars.




The River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) is a major roadway and greenway construction project along the east side of the French Broad River in Asheville’s River Arts District. The 2.2-mile improvement includes a continuous multi-use path along the river. It will also incorporate drainage systems for stormwater, wide sidewalks, bike lanes and additional parking. Also, intersections will be improved for better traffic flow.