Asheville residents asked to bag leaves in sturdy paper

  Dear Asheville, We’d like you to offer you a new solution for leaf collection this season: paper bags! They are so totally useful — compostable and more eco-friendly. Below is a guide on how to use them effectively, with as little hassle as possible to you, our residents. Thank you, City of Asheville   Q&A Question: Why use paper bags for leaf [...]

Azalea Road reopens, Asheville rivers are in their banks following #FlorenceNC

View of the  French Broad River from the Clingman Avenue bridge Monday, Sept. 17.     The sun is shining and the Swannanoa and French Broad rivers are in their banks following Sunday’s nonstop rain from Tropical Depression Florence. The storm brought minor flooding to the Asheville area Sunday, Sept. 16. Sunday evening, the City of Asheville closed Azalea Road as [...]

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College Street paving project to begin this month

  The City’s Capital Improvement and Bond Projects are bringing better streets to Asheville through multiple repaving projects. These paving projects will give us better roads to travel on but the construction period itself can pose traffic challenges.   That’s why we want to let everyone know about the College Street paving project slated to begin the third [...]

Bond project highlight: Celebration marks the completion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive project

 Update The City of Asheville joined with the East End/Valley Street Neighborhood Association July 14 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of one of the City’s first big bond projects — the resurfacing of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.     Original story   Everyone is welcome to join City officials, staff and members of the neighborhood for [...]

City of Asheville, Green Opportunities to hold greenway temporary trail completion celebration

Asheville Public Works crew provided support to help the Green Opportunities landscaping students build the temporary trail.   Members of the Green Opportunities training program will join the City of Asheville for a 1 p.m. April 27 ribbon cutting and celebration of a recently constructed temporary trail on the future Town Branch Greenway, behind the Grant Southside Center, [...]

Green Opportunities teams with City of Asheville for greenway trail project

  With funding lagging for some of Asheville’s shovel-ready greenway projects, a local organization has stepped in to help get one in the road, so to speak.   In April, students from the Green Opportunities Landscaping and Maintenance program will work in partnership with the City of Asheville to build a temporary trail on a portion of [...]

March 14 snow updates: Roads, rec centers, buses and more

Hello March snow! Asheville Public Works crews headed out on the roads this morning spreading salt to clear the main roads.  Roads are now mostly clear.   According to the National Weather Service, a winter weather advisory remains in effect for Buncombe County until 11 a.m. Wednesday.   Here are some updates on City services affected by snow:   Asheville City [...]

City of Asheville fixing winter-generated potholes; how to report one too!

Asheville Public Works Supervisor Dennis Brank (operating the backhoe) rakes fresh asphalt into a pothole while crew member Mark Allen levels the material during a recent break in the winter weather. Klunk-klunk! The harsh winter weather has taken a toll on City of Asheville streets, producing a fresh crop of potholes. You may have encountered a few on your own street or [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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