In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, City of Asheville offices will be closed September 5, 2022. Here is a look at how City services will be affected. ART bus services The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a holiday schedule Monday, Sept. 5, which is the same as the Sunday bus [...]
City of Asheville will take a phased approach to the addition of bike lanes on Biltmore Ave. Addressing the public at City Council on August 23, City Manager Debra Campbell took time to clarify the delay to the plan and steps forward for the Biltmore restriping project, but also reiterated the City’s commitment [...]
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced the City of Asheville has been awarded $4.2 million from the Low-and No-Emission Program to invest in purchasing new transit buses for the Asheville Rides Transit (ART) fleet. The $4.2 million will allow the City of Asheville to purchase six hybrid replacement buses and three replacement [...]
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 [...]
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 offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. Some City services will be impacted.
On June 20, 2022 Asheville City offices will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Juneteenth, officially observed each year on June 19, marks the day in 1865 when enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free, marking the end of slavery in the United States. Congress [...]
City of Asheville offices close for Memorial Day holiday; Sanitation and ART buses run on holiday schedule
The City of Asheville offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 30, a federally designated holiday that honors military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is a roundup of other City services affected by this holiday, as well as [...]
Starting May 11, 2022, the N3 and W6 routes will only run once per hour.
Update on the City of Asheville’s recommendation for the NCDOT’s planned Merrimon Avenue resurfacing project.
The Asheville City Council will consider entering into an agreement with North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) that supports the Department’s vision for the future of sections of Merrimon Avenue. The multi-modal alternative was developed through a collaborative partnership between the City of Asheville and NCDOT, and began with a request from the City to study [...]
City of Asheville announces mask requirements for transit riders lifted as of Wednesday, April 27, 2022
mask requirement for transit riders will be lifted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Due to continued driver shortages, the WE1 route will only run once per hour between the ART Station and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Tunnel Rd. (Eastbound and Westbound) beginning Wednesday, April 13, 2022. All trips scheduled 40 minutes after the hour from the downtown ART Station Eastbound towards the VA are canceled until further [...]
Summary The Charlotte Street Road Diet continues to show signs of success since its implementation in 2019. The second year of “Post-Implementation” analysis reveals that the project has reduced traffic speeds, increased bike use, and reduced the number of automobile collisions on Charlotte Street with no indication of increased cut-through traffic on the side streets. Background In 2019, [...]
The City of Asheville is working with local non-profit partners Asheville on Bikes and Connect Buncombe to finalize a design for buffered bike lanes on College Street and Patton Avenue in the core of Downtown. These new bike facilities will connect to other existing bike lanes on College Street and Lexington Avenue and future bike [...]
The City of Asheville is launching a survey for its final round of public engagement in the Close the Gap planning process. This is the final survey for the Close the GAP project, and the public’s input is needed on proposed project recommendations developed as part of the GAP Plan. The GAP Plan identifies a network [...]
The City of Asheville wants you to be safe this weekend as the area experiences more hazardous weather conditions.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 7a.m. Saturday. Residents in Buncombe County can plan on slippery road conditions, possibly as early as this evening’s commute. The wind chill, which could drop to as low as 10 below zero, poses a real threat of hypothermia if precautions aren’t [...]
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, [...]