Get ready to stop in all directions on Depot Street

Photo of intersection slated to get the all-way stop


An all-way stop is coming to a congested intersection in the River Arts District.

The Asheville Transportation Department will install a new all-way stop at the intersection of Depot and Bartlett streets.

The installation will include adding stop signs to the Depot Street approaches with LED flashing borders and a crosswalk across Depot Street and Bartlett Street,” said City Traffic Engineer Andrew Cibor.

 The project is part of the City’s effort to enhance pedestrian crossing safety in the River Arts District. City staff coordinated this intersection installation plan with input from area businesses and residents. The Transportation Department worked with RAD stakeholders on transit improvements as part of transit service changes coming in January. There will be a route change at this intersection.

 While the exact timeframe for the all-way stop installation is weather dependent, the goal is to have it in place by Dec. 20.

It’s also worth noting that nearby work is going on to install a roundabout — where Lyman, Roberts, Depot streets and Clingman Avenue Extension intersect — and will continue through the spring. The roundabout installation is part of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP).