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, [...]

Buncombe Street becomes 2-way as county garage opening nears

The new Buncombe County Parking Garage is expected to open towards the end of February or the first part of March. The garage is part of a new county building adjacent to Coxe Avenue.   As the new Buncombe County Parking Garage nears completion, City of Asheville Transportation Department staff recently established a new traffic pattern along [...]

Page Avenue opens to two-way traffic

  Page Avenue returned to two-way traffic on Tuesday, Jan. 9, said Asheville Transportation Director Ken Putnam.   In September 2015, the City made Page Avenue one-way southbound from Battle Square to Battery Park Avenue as demolition on the old Kosta’s Menswear building happened and then construction for the Cambria Suites Hotel began. Now that hotel construction is [...]

Bond project highlight: Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

    What’s happening on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive? Sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement is beginning on the east end near College Street in advance of a road resurfacing project of the entire length of the street in spring. Orange construction barrels have been placed on both sides of the street along the length of Martin Luther [...]

City of Asheville to update its Transit Master Plan

  Updated plan will establish a refreshed framework for future transit growth   With the goal of making Asheville’s bus transportation better, the City of Asheville will update its update its Transit Master Plan.   The goal is to establish a fresh framework for future transit growth in our community.   The Transit Master Plan will shape how and where transit service will [...]

Historic panels installed on Montford bus shelters

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, above right, joined members of the Montford community  in an Oct. 3 celebration of five panels outlining the neighborhood’s history recently installed on City bus shelters along Montford Avenue. The panels honor Montford’s lost homes, past residents, bygone scenes and African American heritage. They highlight the neighborhood’s diversity and its struggles with poverty, [...]

RADTIP demolition begins in Asheville’s River Arts District

Demolition of the Anders Tobacco Warehouse happened Aug. 22.     When driving along Riverside Drive, you will notice a few changes. On August 22, the demolition of Anders Tobacco Warehouse got underway as part of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP). Neighbors can expect to see more demolition activity as the old 12 Bones Smokehouse building [...]

Video: Tour the City of Asheville’s sign shop

The City of Asheville makes its own traffic signs. The April 2017 episode of City Scoop features Jeff Moore, City Traffic Engineer, and team members from the Transportation Department, demonstrating the process of making and installing a City sign. There is more to it than you might think. It’s an interesting process!  

Weather-related updates: transit delays, parking garages open

Updates as of Sunday, 8:35 am Due to icy conditions on roadways, ART transit service will be delayed for 1 hour on all Sunday Service Routes. Check the Services Alerts section on the website for updates. The City’s four parking garages in the Central Business District are open (gates are in the up position) from 8:00 pm [...]

Asheville parking fees to increase

Revenue earned will support aging Civic Center Parking Garage   Fumbling for quarters to feed that downtown parking meter? Starting April 1, you’ll need one more. No fooling. On-street parking in downtown Asheville will rise to $1.50 an hour, up from the current $1.25. Asheville City Council voted to approve the increase during its Feb. 14 meeting. Council is [...]

City of Asheville partners with Waze travel app to add official traffic information

The City of Asheville today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze (, a free, real-time traffic and navigation app crowd-sourced by drivers.   On its free mobile phone app, Waze users help each other outsmart traffic, informing each other in real-time if there’s a wreck ahead, an upcoming construction zone or whether a road is [...]

Asheville’s multimodal transportation efforts receive recognition

The City of Asheville’s multimodal transportation plan has been recognized by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC). Asheville in Motion (AIM) received the organization’s 2016 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award in the Large Community/Comprehensive Planning category.   According to APA-NC, members of the awards committee were impressed with the plan’s efforts to [...]

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