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Transportation

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


City of Asheville offices will be closed for Memorial Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

City of Asheville offices will be closed for Memorial Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.   All City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed. The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf Course, Food Lion Skate Park, Aston Park Tennis Center,

Asheville in Motion plan provides multimodal guidance

Asheville in Motion plan provides multimodal guidance

The Asheville In Motion initiative (AIM) is designed to provide a cohesive strategy and method to prioritize transportation projects, with an aim toward improving multimodal connections. It works with our existing pedestrian, bicycle and transit plans. Public engagement opportunities incorporated in forming this plan included a charrette held in March 2015 as well as an


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