Stormwater line replacement and temporary road closure on Hiawassee St.

road closed sign

June 6, 2024 Update – Hiawassee St. between Rankin Ave. and N. Lexington will now be closed until August 7. Crews have identified a potential location for the upgraded stormwater system down Hiawassee St. to North Lexington. The City is now working with other utilities to ensure this location is feasible and then will begin construction.

map of closureAll events at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville will continue as planned:

  • Real-time updates on available parking and event related street closures can be found on the HCCA website under parking & directions
  • Stormwater staff is working closely with the Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville (HCCA) staff to minimize impacts for events

Stormwater crews have been working diligently since May 9 after heavy rainfall impacted the area. Crews have identified a significant number of utility conflicts in the area, preventing crews from reinstalling the line in its original location. Staff are analyzing the possibility of rerouting and upgrading the line down Hiawassee St. to North Lexington. 

We appreciate your support and cooperation as our crews expedite the work to minimize the duration of the closure.