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Flash Flood Watch cancelled as remnants of Ida moves through the mountains

  Update, 8:45 a.m. Sept. 1 A Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service for the Asheville area has been cancelled. No additional widespread hazards are expected with the remnants of Ida, which will depart the area today. There is still s 60% chance of rain in today’s forecast.   Update, 6:15 a.m. Sept. 1 All streets [...]

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Flood damages? Info on dedicated call center and local resources

  As our local leaders are assessing the damage to Buncombe County in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fred, Buncombe County Emergency Services is standing up a call center to connect residents to resources and information. To assist with disaster recovery, Buncombe County has activated a dedicated line for those impacted.   An Emergency Services Call Center is [...]

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City of Asheville mobilizes to ensure safety during Tropical Storm Fred flooding

  As remnants of Tropical Storm Fred hit the Asheville area yesterday and into the night, many City of Asheville departments worked in coordination to keep the people of our community safe.  The City activated the emergency operations center early afternoon on Tuesday, Aug. 17, in order to best coordinate City efforts and to work in [...]

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City of Asheville Stormwater Division to replace culvert under Deaverview Road; detour required

  The City of Asheville Public Works Stormwater Division will be closing Deaverview Road at MilkCo to the North Bear Creek intersection to replace a stormwater culvert under Deaverview Road. The closure is scheduled for August 9, starting at 7:30 a.m. (weather dependent), through 5:30 p.m. August 12. This will be a hard closure with no through traffic [...]

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 Contractors to begin resurfacing Asheville streets, improving your driving experience

Asheville’s streets keep getting better, thanks to investments in annual resurfacing coupled with the bond program.   Two downtown streets will be resurfaced this year as part of the bond program. They include Carolina Lane and Langren Alley. Both alleys have been identified as beneficial pedestrian corridors and this resurfacing will improve the surface for both vehicular [...]

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Winter storm update: ART buses, City offices on a delayed schedule

    Thursday, Feb. 18 While Asheville remains under a Winter Storm Warning until 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, City streets are wet but not frozen this morning. A City Streets crew member reported seeing ice on some trees. A mix of rain, sleet, ice and snow are still possible today through Friday morning. Find the National [...]

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Asheville receives dusting of snow, City offices open

  While predicted snow moved in overnight, so far Asheville has only received a dusting and roads remain clear, with the exception of a few icy spots. City of Asheville facilities will open on the schedule we have been following under guidelines for the COVID pandemic.   City Streets crews were out monitoring and treating streets as needed [...]

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Asheville Public Works ready to clear streets of snow

UPDATED, Jan. 8: Asheville receives dusting of snow, City offices open Original post, Jan. 6: Asheville’s Streets Division is ready for the snow! Asheville Public Works prepped all snow removal equipment this week and staff are ready to begin salting and plowing streets once accumulation begins.   All Streets Division trucks are equipped to double [...]

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City of Asheville shares update on completed Transportation bond projects

Part 2 of a 3-part series.   Three enhanced pedestrian crossings with flashing signals have been installed on the newly resurfaced State Street in West Asheville. It’s not just that the bond program paved the way for more street resurfacing — the $32 million in transportation bonds approved by voters in 2016 allowed the [...]

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Stormwater project to close portion of Kenilworth Road; resurfacing begins as well

  ART bus service to the Kenilworth community will be affected   Pending weather, the City of Asheville Stormwater Division will close Kenilworth Road from Rosefield Drive to 30 feet north of Rosefield Drive beginning July 6 for three weeks.    The work will entail installation of a large pipe replacement in this area. Residents can expect a hard closure [...]

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Dozens of City of Asheville streets to be resurfaced this season

  Three local paving contractors begin their work with the City of Asheville this month, resurfacing streets. Together they add up to $8 million of investment in upkeep on a combined 8.6 miles of City streets. Two of these are bond projects, the other two were awarded as Fiscal Year 2019 and Fiscal Year 2020 resurfacing contracts. Weather [...]

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Update: Asheville Sanitation returns to normal operations

    Updated information: The City of Asheville brush, trash and recycling collection are all operating on schedule. Thank you to everyone as we sorted out logistics for the safety of our employees and the community in the first few months of the pandemic. For the most up-to-date City Sanitation information or notification of any delays, Asheville residents can [...]

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City of Asheville provides hand washing stations to help reduce spread of COVID-19 

    Update: For a map of temporary, portable hand washing stations and restrooms, visit this link. The map is being updated as new stations are installed.   Original post: With the COVID-19 public health emergency going on it has never been more important to be able to wash your hands. Besides keeping 6 feet of distance [...]

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City of Asheville employees continue to serve our community during time of social distancing for COVID-19 safety

    City  of Asheville employees continue to work during the COVID-19 public health emergency, serving you, our residents. All essential police, fire, sanitation, transit and water services are being maintained as we continue to serve and protect this community, even in this difficult time. Other employees have transitioned to a telecommuting workstation from home, where work in [...]

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Asheville modifies Sanitation schedule to keep collections going and help protect our staff from COVID-19  

    During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Asheville has maintained our essential services in police, fire, transit, water — and sanitation. We are proud to have been able to continue our trash and recycling collections during this difficult time in which everyone has to maintain social distancing to help prevent spread of the [...]

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Hemlock tree beside City Hall removed and replaced

    A declining hemlock tree beside Asheville City Hall will be removed and replaced with a new tree. The Public Works Tree Crew is carrying out the removal and stump grinding in coordination with the City’s planting contractor to facilitate immediate replacement.   This blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) was planted after the hemlock was removed. It matches a blackgum tree [...]

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Kenilworth and State Street bond projects move to construction phase, along with Old Toll Road repair

    Spring’s warmer weather brings not only longer days — it jumpstarts the City of Asheville’s ability to make sidewalk repairs in preparation for paving season. After a rainy winter that hampered Public Works installations, such as on stormwater systems, contractors are mobilizing for work on two major thoroughfares as part of the bond projects. Another project [...]