Friday - Aug 18, 2017

Public Works

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

Asheville City government offices will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. However, garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal on Labor Day. Labor Day will be the final day of operation for Recreation Park Pool, which will be open from noon to 6 p.m. All City of Asheville

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


100 years after the Flood of 1916,  the City of Asheville is ready for the next one

100 years after the Flood of 1916, the City of Asheville is ready for the next one

By any measure Asheville’s catastrophic Flood of 1916 stands as “The Flood by Which All Other Floods Are Measured.” When two tropical storms converged on the mountains in tandem that summer — one from the Gulf in June followed by another from the Atlantic in July — the water that thundered in its wake wasn’t just “high;”

Slideshow: Stormwater Services in action

Slideshow: Stormwater Services in action

  City of Asheville Stormwater Services crews are constantly working diligently to maintain our aging infrastructure and ensure the traveling public is safe. Included in these activities are ongoing maintenance of our drainage structures. Recently, the ditching crew removed a failing driveway culvert on Ashwood Drive and installed new piping. By removing the old failing culvert and

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 helps Biltmore Village businesses connect the dots and volunteers dig in, with the help of GreenWorks

City helps Biltmore Village businesses connect the dots and volunteers dig in, with the help of GreenWorks

Sometimes it takes a village. In this case it took a collaboration. Flash flooding that dogged Biltmore Village several times last winter puzzled — and vexed — business owners. While Biltmore Village is built in a flood plain, this flooding was different than what they had experienced before. The prevailing notion was something had changed.

Trash and brush pickup schedules may be modified this week

Trash and brush pickup schedules may be modified this week

The City of Asheville Sanitation Department is currently experiencing equipment malfunction with a large number of the trash collection vehicles and this is impacting some service.   Vehicle maintenance staff is working diligently to repair the vehicles and restore them to service.   Providing timely and efficient sanitation service is important. Collection schedules may be

Help make Asheville a bear smart community

Help make Asheville a bear smart community

Do not feed the bears. The well-known sign is posted in Yellowstone National Park. But it also applies right here in Western North Carolina. Yet you may not even realize you are doing it. Bird feeders and unattended outdoor trashcans are the biggest culprit. People who intentionally leave out corn or birdseed for bears do


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