College Street roundabout closures starting September 11, 2022

The Public Works Stormwater Division will replace a storm drain pipe on College Street that will require the closure of the College Street roundabout beginning on the evening of Sunday, September 11. The work will take place primarily between 7:00 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. for minimal traffic disturbances and will last approximately 4 nights. There [...]

City of Asheville announces upcoming construction work on Carter, S. Ann and Patton (CAPS) this summer

  The City of Asheville Public Works Stormwater Division will be launching construction on a project to improve stormwater drainage in the areas of Carter St, S. Ann St and Patton Ave summer of 2022.   The project will bring much needed flood and run-off relief to the area, as well as allowing the City to undertake general [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cedar Street in Oakley neighborhood to close for stormwater drainage system upgrade

  Asheville’s Public Works Stormwater Division will close Cedar Street in the Oakley neighborhood for 5 weeks in June to perform an extensive stormwater drainage system upgrade. This work is being done to replace failing stormwater infrastructure and reduce street flooding in the area.   Detour map The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. June 1, and [...]

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 [...]

City of Asheville prepares for remnants of Tropical Storm Sally

    The remnants of Tropical Storm Sally are expected to pass close enough to western North Carolina to bring periods of heavy rain Thursday morning into Friday morning. Because of this, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch to include Buncombe County.  The City of Asheville is ready. Public Works [...]

Take time to evaluate your flooding risk and incorporate measures to lessen potential impact

  The 2020 hurricane season is upon us, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted an above average amount of activity. According to NOAA forecasters, the outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season. The average [...]

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 [...]