People, Pets, Pipes – Staying safe in extreme cold weather

  Extremely cold temperatures are expected this weekend with wind chills below zero. While you’re celebrating the season and bringing 2022 to a close, the City of Asheville shares these tips to help protect your people, pets and pipes in the cold weather.  People Avoiding frostbite and hypothermia In cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster [...]

Public Works Streets Division – We’re on a Roll for You

  The City of Asheville Public Works Department currently maintains just over 400 miles of streets and nearly 200 miles of sidewalk within the city. With a 2022 calendar year budget just over 2 million dollars,  Streets division teams hit the streets,  tasked with carrying out the maintenance designed to safely keep our community moving.  Wyatt Street [...]

City of Asheville announces winter holiday closings and ART bus holiday schedule

City of Asheville offices will be closed Dec. 23, 26 and 27 in observance of the winter holiday break. City offices will also be closed  Jan. 2.    The following City services will be affected by the holiday closures.   ART bus service Asheville Rides Transit (ART) holiday schedule  will be as follows: Service will be closed after 6:30 p.m. December [...]

City of Asheville announces the Carter St., Ann St., and Patton Ave. Stormwater Project to begin

The City of Asheville Public Works Department is pleased to announce the Carter Street, Ann Street and Patton Avenue stormwater project is about to get underway.  As the City begins making improvements to the area, you may encounter large equipment and other construction related impacts.  Preparations and initial work in the area is expected to take place [...]

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 [...]

Richmond Hill Drive closed Monday, August 1 through Saturday, August 6, 2022

A contractor will be closing Richmond Hill Drive to through traffic from Pearson Bridge Road to Thomas Street, Monday,  August 1 through Saturday, August 6 to carry out a road resurfacing project.  During that time, a detour will be active from Pearson Bridge Rd to Thomas St.  Weather can impact this schedule. Please plan your travel [...]

West Walnut St. and Rankin Ave. Garage Entrance – Closure on Monday, August 1, 2022

From approximately 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022 West Walnut Street will be fully closed between Haywood Street and Rankin Avenue. The West Walnut entrance to the Rankin Avenue Garage will be unavailable for use during this time period. The second Rankin Avenue Garage entrance (located at approximately 12 Rankin Avenue) will [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

 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 [...]

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 [...]

ART buses, City of Asheville offices on weather delay; trash pickup cancelled

UPDATE: Due to continued snowy road conditions, ART bus service has been delayed until noon. Once it begins routes may be detoured, depending on road conditions.    Due to inclement weather and snowy road conditions, particularly on secondary roads, Asheville Sanitation (trash, recycling, brush, and bulky collection) are cancelled for today. Sanitation will operate on its “closure schedule,” [...]

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