City of Asheville unveils new sidewalk addition in East Asheville

On Thursday, December 9, City of Asheville elected officials and employees joined community members from East Asheville to officially open a new stretch of sidewalk at the intersection of Tunnel Road and Beverly Road. The project was at the top of a list of priorities that came out of an April community meeting with area residents, and includes sidewalks, ADA-compliant ramps at all points of the intersection and pedestrian crossing signals. The signals were supplied by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Transportation Director Ken Putnam said, freeing up additional funding to extend the sidewalk along Tunnel Road.