Get ready for some traffic construction in downtown Asheville during the next two weeks.
Patton Avenue is slated for resurfacing from the west side of Pritchard Park to Biltmore Avenue. A shorter portion of Lexington Avenue will be resurfaced, from College Street to Patton Avenue.
The work begins Oct. 12.
The milling, patching, paving and striping will be done at night, according to Capital Projects Management Divisions’ Robert Kun. The concrete work, sidewalks and ADA ramps, will be done during the day.
“It should take about two weeks to complete everything,” said Kun. “The proposed schedule would have us milling up the existing road surface the night of the 12th (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.), then patching the street the following night. We will be working on sidewalks and handicap ramps for approximately one week, during the day (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.), and finally, paving and striping the following two nights (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.). ”
This is all weather dependent of course.
How will this affect traffic?
The contractor, Rogers Group, said that traffic will be flagged through the work zone. The night work hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. There is to be no parking in the work zone from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. for the duration of the project.
The City of Asheville contracted 4.47 miles of street resurfacing this year. City Council appropriated $2 million in the budget for street and sidewalk maintenance.