Wednesday - Aug 16, 2017

Transportation

Victoria Road to be repaved, most of the work done nights and weekends

Victoria Road to be repaved, most of the work done nights and weekends

After recently upgrading water mains to enhance fire safety along Victoria Road, the City of Asheville has started the next phase of infrastructure improvements to the area, which will include repaving the road.   Prior to the paving is work to improve existing stormwater infrastructure. This work will be completed during daytime hours. Lane closures

Update: Patton Avenue traffic signal repaired

Update: Patton Avenue traffic signal repaired

The traffic signal on Patton Avenue at Otis Street next to the Federal Building has been repaired. The contractor is also installing the pedestrian signals and they should be completed in a few hours.   Earlier story: On Saturday, August 20, at approximately 10 p.m. a vehicle hit the traffic signal pole on Patton Avenue at


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


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