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Asheville City Council approves putting bond referendums to voters

Asheville City Council approves putting bond referendums to voters

Package would pay for transportation and recreation infrastructure as well as affordable housing projects   Asheville City Council voted to put three bond referendums totaling $74 million before Asheville voters in the November general election. At their Aug. 9 meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to take the next step in getting the bond referendums on the

Video: Amboy Road’s flashing beacon signal

Video: Amboy Road’s flashing beacon signal

Notice anything different on Amboy Road? The flashing beacon pedestrian crosswalk signal has been installed! The “Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon,” or RRFB, has been installed near the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center. City Traffic Engineer Jeff Moore worked on this safety solution in partnership with NCDOT, Public Works Street Division and other City departments. In coming


City Council to hold public hearing on potential bond referendum

City Council to hold public hearing on potential bond referendum

At its 5 p.m. Aug. 9 meeting, Asheville City Council will hold a public hearing on a potential $74 million bonds package as part of a series of steps required by the NC Local Government Commission, a financial oversight division of the NC Department of the Treasury. If the commission gives the City the go-ahead the

What’s up with new downtown Asheville crosswalks?

What’s up with new downtown Asheville crosswalks?

You may have noticed new high-contrast crosswalks marked at some intersections in Asheville’s Central Business District. They are the work of the Transportation Department in an effort to make pedestrians safer. These are called ladder-type crosswalk markers, said City Traffic Engineer Jeff Moore. One high-profile area where they’ve been installed is at the intersection of

RADTIP pre-construction updates: Utility relocation, free wood and more

RADTIP pre-construction updates: Utility relocation, free wood and more

The City of Asheville is excited to announce the beginning of pre-construction activities in the River Arts District for  River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP), an important transportation project that improves public safety and includes the installation of sidewalks, street trees, public art, bike lanes and greenways.   City staff will communicate with the


Preconstruction staging for River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project to begin

Preconstruction staging for River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project to begin

Since 2010, the City of Asheville has been working on the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP): a transformative project in the River Arts District that will strengthen transportation connections. Through improvements to roadways, intersections, stormwater and bridges; and additions to sidewalks, bike lanes, greenways and on-street parking along Lyman Street and Riverside Drive adjacent

Asheville Transit seeking input on Route 170 to Black Mountain

Asheville Transit seeking input on Route 170 to Black Mountain

The City of Asheville Transit Planning Division is discontinuing service to Warren Wilson College due to a loss of funding and considering other changes to the Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus Route 170 to Black Mountain.  Some of the other possible changes to the ART Route 170 include: Reducing the number of trips to Black

Asheville to let paving contracts

Asheville to let paving contracts

Increase tax to help pay for improved roads The City of Asheville currently maintains approximately 404 miles of streets within the city — that’s almost enough roadway to get an Ashevillian all the way to Virginia Beach. Each year, the Streets Division of the Public Works Department has to determine which streets most need to


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