Tuesday - Jul 17, 2018

Public Works

Wild Cherry Road gets a new bridge

Contractors are nearing completion of a new bridge on Wild Cherry Road. The project began last fall, after an engineering firm determined that replacement of the bridge would cost less over its life span than rehabilitating the existing structure would. The project employed a temporary bridge during demolition and construction to reduce traffic interruptions and

City of Asheville Public Works hosts Carolina Day students

The City of Asheville’s Public Works Department hosted a visiting class of pre-kindergarten students from Carolina Day School at its South Charlotte Street Facility Feb. 15, showing the children and some parents around the big trucks and equipment the department uses. Teacher Cathy Walters says that the field trip is part of the school’s curriculum


N. Lexington mid-block crosswalk construction begins Monday 9/24

City of Asheville Engineering Services crews will begin construction on a new crosswalk at North Lexington Avenue on Monday, Sept. 24. The mid-block crosswalk, to be located in the vicinity of 65 N. Lexington, is a much-needed street element that has been requested by surrounding business owners and pedestrians to make crossing easier and safer

New Patton Avenue sidewalk connectors increase pedestrian access

The final touches are underway on two sections of sidewalk along Patton Avenue that provide safer walking routes for pedestrians along the busy corridor. The two linkages, one from Parkwood Road to Leicester Highway and another from Regent Park Boulevard to the Capt. Jeff Bowen Bridge (formerly the Smokey Park Bridge), total a combined 4,150

City of Asheville gets CNG expansion and fleet addition thanks to grant partnership

What’s cheaper than gasoline, burns cleaner than gasoline and reduces dependence on foreign oil? The answer is compressed natural gas, and the Asheville area now has even more access to it thanks to the City of Asheville’s newly expanded CNG fueling station at 45 McCormick Place. That news came June 27, as the City, alongside


Big blue bin boosts recycling 87%

City of Asheville residents stepped up their recycling game in a big way following the introduction of “Big Blue,” the 96-gallon carts rolled out in April, with a whopping 87 percent increase in recyclables collected over April 2011. April was the first full month of implementation of the Zero Waste AVL Recycling Program, with 28,000

Harvest House clinches win in recycling drive

ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville’s first AT&T Project ReDirectory Telephone Book Recycling Drive was a big success, with 9,020 pounds of telephone directories collected through the local recreation center recycling challenge. Barry Lawson, president of Curbside Management, Inc., said that’s a total of 4,864 phone books. Recycled phone books are made into useful products


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