City of Asheville announces upcoming construction work on Carter, S. Ann and Patton (CAPS) this summer

stormwater project
City of Asheville Stormwater


The City of Asheville Public Works Stormwater Division will be launching construction on a project to improve stormwater drainage in the areas of Carter St, S. Ann St and Patton Ave summer of 2022.


The project will bring much needed flood and run-off relief to the area, as well as allowing the City to undertake general streetscape improvements for sidewalks, lighting and pedestrian accessibility in the area.



  • The Carter, Ann, Patton stormwater project (CAPS) will place a new stormwater collection system within the public right-of-way that extends the existing stormwater collection system.
  • Construction is expected to continue into 2023 and kick off this summer 



Like any major upgrade to our infrastructure, there will be impacts. We want to let everyone know well in advance so you can plan accordingly.

  • potential reduced lanes, detours and closures until project completion –
  • keep checking our website for more information and sign up for updates.



Here are improvements being made through this project

  • Reduced area flooding and stormwater system upgrades
  • New ADA accessible sidewalks on Patton Ave.
  • New high visibility crosswalks in project area
  • Street resurfacing
  • Street-level manhole and utility cover adjustments
  • Lamp posts in keeping with existing historic style
  • Replacement of damaged or obstructive trees along Patton Ave.



The City of Asheville wants to ensure you know what’s happening with this project.

There will be a walking tour of the project area Tuesday, June 7 11:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Follow this link to register.


Those attending the walking tour are asked to gather at :

Firestone Complete Autocare : 215 Patton Ave

Parking is available on the side of the building


Alternatively, there will be an informational virtual meeting Wednesday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m-5:30p.m. 

Follow this link to register



Click here to register for project updates via email.


Reminder :

AVL Alerts is a system the City of Asheville uses to inform you of large scale/emergency interruptions. We invite you to sign up for alerts here.