City of Asheville celebrates National Public Works Week

National Public Works week is underway! We want to take a moment to recognize the City of Asheville Public Works Department staff  who make our community run every day.  From Streets to Sanitation, Fleet Management to Stormwater, our Public Works teams are  #ReadyAndResilient   Please join us all week in recognizing and thanking our teams for the work that goes [...]

City of Asheville celebrates National Public Works Week

National Public Works week is underway   We want to take a moment to recognize the City of Asheville Public Works Department staff who help our community run everyday.  From streets to sanitation, construction to City stormwater, our Public Works teams are  #READY and RESILIENT   Like Jonathon Ballard, Crew Supervisor for Stormwater construction,  who [...]

Truck City AVL pulls into Asheville Outlets for family fun on April 9

Mountain families have a chance to get an up-close look at big trucks, small trucks, transit buses, construction vehicles, and more when Asheville Parks & Recreation’s Truck City AVL returns to Asheville Outlets on April 9 from 1-4 p.m. Kids and adults can explore, touch, and ask questions about [...]

Richmond Hill Drive closed March 21 to April 8

The City of Asheville Public Works Department would like to alert you that we will be conducting work on Richmond Hill Drive.   Staff will be closing Richmond Hill Drive Monday,  March 21 through April 8 to carry out needed road repairs and concrete curb installation ahead of an upcoming resurfacing project.  During that time, a detour [...]

City of Asheville Sanitation collection resumes tomorrow, City offices and Community Centers to open at 10 a.m.

As road conditions begin to improve City of Asheville Public Works staff continue to plow and salt roads through the night on Tuesday. Snow efforts continue on secondary roads (priority 2 streets) and sidewalks.   Here are some updates to City services that were impacted by the weather event: City Sanitation collections begin for the week on Wednesday, [...]

Monday snow updates: Snow plowing operations continue, focus on secondary roads and sidewalks

As the last flakes of snow fall for this winter event, City of Asheville snow operations continue in full force.  The Public works department has 38 plows working to clear snow from our roads and sidewalks.   The focus this morning is shifting to our secondary roads or “priority 2 ” and sidewalks.  [...]

Asheville Public Works pre-treating streets in advance of winter storm

      Asheville Public Works trucks have already begun pre-treating streets in Asheville with salt brine as the City prepares for oncoming snow. The National Weather Service   has now issued a Winter Storm Watch for the area starting 6pm Saturday.  The Weather Service’s website says: “Precipitation may begin as early as Saturday afternoon across parts [...]

Overnight winter weather skirts north of Asheville, ART buses on delay

  Update, 6:45 a.m. January 7 Asheville’s roads are largely dry this morning, as a winter weather system skirted north of the City overnight, leaving instead below freezing temperatures and a Wind Chill Advisory for parts of the mountains. Asheville Public Works Streets crews worked overnight to address any spots of black ice that formed [...]

Asheville Public Works responding to winter storm

  Duke Energy shares winter storm update, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 A message from Duke Energy: The high winds and heavy precipitation are still affecting large portions of the Carolinas and restoration will be hindered until conditions are safe to work in. Customers in the hardest hit areas, like Buncombe County, may need to prepare for extended outages.   Duke Energy [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

 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 [...]