Stormwater project to close portion of Kenilworth Road; resurfacing begins as well

Photo of large pipe being installed in ditch


ART bus service to the Kenilworth community will be affected


Pending weather, the City of Asheville Stormwater Division will close Kenilworth Road from Rosefield Drive to 30 feet north of Rosefield Drive beginning July 6 for three weeks. 


The work will entail installation of a large pipe replacement in this area. Residents can expect a hard closure with no access to the portion of the road during the entire duration of the project. No thru traffic or pedestrians will be allowed, and crews will place signs for a detour route along the impacted roads . (See detour map below.)  Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to reroute during this time.


This work is being done to coincide with the bond road resurfacing project, also scheduled to last up to five weeks.  Milling began on the Tunnel Road end of Kenilworth Road July 6. The milling and resurfacing work will close 1 lane of traffic at a time, with flaggers on each end to safely direct traffic. 


ART service affected

This project will affect ART bus service to the Kenilworth community. Due to this work and lane closures on Kenilworth Road, Route S2 will not run beginning July 6 for approximately three weeks. Riders along Kenilworth Road can access bus service on Biltmore Avenue (on Routes S1 and S5) or Tunnel Road (on Routes WE1 and WE2). Stay up to date on any ART service changes by checking the Service Alerts page for service outages or route change that may affect your travel plans. To get notices via text or email about changes, sign up for iRide email alerts, or text “NextART” followed by the bus stop ID to 41411.


Bond project

The Kenilworth Road repaving project is part of the City’s Phase 3 Bond package. The City will resurface the entire 1 ½ mile length of Kenilworth Road and reinstall Existing speed humps. The budget for this project is $800,000.

The City’s bond transportation projects are on schedule and on budget. Keep up with progress by visiting Capital Project’s Bond Project Dashboard .