Wednesday Asheville snow updates: Icy streets, parking garages free and more

Hazardous weather persists in the Asheville area. Many streets are still snow and ice covered and may re-freeze tonight.  Motorists advised to use extreme caution when traveling. Winter weather advisory conditions for tonight call for for black ice and severe wind chills.  Frostbite on exposed skin can occur within 30 minutes.   With 3 inches  of snow and [...]

Asheville roads reopen after Monday’s storm

Updated information: The City of Asheville Street Division has closed Skyview Place near 1 Skyview Place due to a mudslide.  City staff are working to ensure residents can access their property. The repairs are expected to continue into next week. Street Division crews are working to clear mud off of Azalea Road today. The Cambridge Road mudslide has [...]

Asheville Public Works crews cleaning up debris after storm

  As high winds moved in overnight, Asheville Public Works crews began clearing roads of debris. This morning crews are still hard at work  helping to ensure a smooth and safe commute for City residents.   With Asheville under a high-wind warning, additional personnel were assigned overnight said Public Works Director Greg Shuler. Public Works crews have [...]

While Tropical Storm Irma weakens, City of Asheville is still prepared for impacts

Here is the latest storm track for what has now become Tropical Storm Irma. The City of Asheville continues to closely monitor the storm for any local impacts. The path of Tropical Storm Irma now appears to be tracking somewhat west of Asheville. It is expected to come through through North Georgia/Tennessee/Western North Carolina on Monday/Tuesday.   The [...]

Asheville street resurfacing projects begin

French Broad Paving Inc. of Marshall, N.C., was awarded the contract for this year’s City resurfacing projects.   The resurfacing schedule for 12 Asheville streets has been nailed down (though it could change due to weather and other factors). City Council approved this year’s paving contracts at its May 23 meeting and the work is slated to [...]

More downtown Asheville sidewalk improvements in store

Sidewalk improvements will continue to march up College Street with another project this month. On Monday, June 12, Asheville Public Works crews will begin sidewalk work on College Street from North Spruce to North Market streets. “This project will repair damage to the sidewalk and alleviate trip hazards,” said Jerry Yates, Asheville Streets Operation Manager. “Once the [...]

City of Asheville helps coordinate growth through Infrastructure Task Force

Utility relocation that has been going on in Asheville’s River Arts District is being done in coordination with the City’s River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP).   When it comes to regional utility and communications firms, Asheville’s Public Works and Water Resources departments take a collaborative approach to the growth going in in Asheville. Every six weeks, [...]

City of Asheville to hold hiring fair; dozens of jobs available

  The City of Asheville will hold a hiring fair for an estimated 60 positions from 2 to 7 p.m. Jan. 11. Come to the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St., to learn about these positions and how to apply. The openings are primarily for jobs at the U.S. Cellular Center and Public Works Department. Openings include: U.S. [...]

Snow updates: Public Works crews battle black ice

Salt is loaded onto a truck at the City of Asheville Public Works facility Sunday (Jan. 8, 2017).     Work continues to scrape and salt Asheville streets today. “We were able to treat all priority one roads yesterday and most of the priority twos overnight. We are continuing those efforts, said Asheville Streets Division Manager Chad Bandy. Despite the 4 to [...]

Asheville crews to pretreat streets for snow

Asheville could be in store for a snowy weekend and the City of Asheville is gearing up to ensure roads are prepped. “City crews will be pretreating priority one roads later today,” said Public Works Director Greg Shuler. What will they treat the roads with? Salt brine. “Once the salt brine dries, it leaves a film of [...]

Victoria Road to be repaved, most of the work done nights and weekends

After recently upgrading water mains to enhance fire safety along Victoria Road, the City of Asheville has started the next phase of infrastructure improvements to the area, which will include repaving the road.   Prior to the paving is work to improve existing stormwater infrastructure. This work will be completed during daytime hours. Lane closures are expected [...]

Heartfelt effort helps City employee in need of new heart valve

Some big hearts pulled together to help repair Shane Moore’s heart.   One hundred of them, in fact, many of them City workers. It was a team effort. Literally.   Water Resources Meter Services Division Manager Brandon Buckner considers Shane something like a kid brother. He even has a nickname for the younger meter technician: Buck. That’s because Shane started [...]

100 years after the Flood of 1916, the City of Asheville is ready for the next one

By any measure Asheville’s catastrophic Flood of 1916 stands as “The Flood by Which All Other Floods Are Measured.” When two tropical storms converged on the mountains in tandem that summer — one from the Gulf in June followed by another from the Atlantic in July — the water that thundered in its wake wasn’t [...]

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