Friday - Aug 18, 2017

Public Works

City of Asheville launches recycling pilot project in Asheville Housing Authority communities

City of Asheville launches recycling pilot project in Asheville Housing Authority communities

The City of Asheville strives to be a leader in sustainability, stating in the City Council’s Strategic Operating Plan the goal of taking sustainability practices to the next level by implementing ways to reduce city-wide solid waste. With the Zero Waste AVL recycling program, the City is making strides towards reducing the trash sent to

Asheville’s leaf season is upon us and there is a change this year

Asheville’s leaf season is upon us and there is a change this year

Because of a dry spring and summer, Asheville should see a spectacular fall leaf season, according to Western Carolina University’s autumnal season prognosticator Kathy Mathews. Peak color could come to the City of Asheville by the middle of October this year. And as the trees put on their fall fireworks show, they’ll begin to shed

Zero Waste AVL initiative continues with information sessions

Zero Waste AVL initiative continues with information sessions

The City’s Zero Waste AVL survey about waste reduction strategies has just concluded. Thank you to the 1,100 citizens who participated, answering questions about their preferences going forward to reduce the waste stream Asheville’s citizens and businesses generate. The initiative continues with two informational meetings coming up, where people can hear presentations about the options


Asheville’s 1-2-3 Graffiti Free program runs through Sept. 30

Asheville’s 1-2-3 Graffiti Free program runs through Sept. 30

Funding grants for the City of Asheville’s 1-2-3 Graffiti Free initiative continue through Sept. 30. After that date, the City’s removal assistance program will be discontinued. Starting in July 2014, the City began the 1-2-3 Graffiti Free removal assistance program aimed at providing a comprehensive approach to tackling graffiti. Designed to be a 90-day intensive cleanup,

Craven Street Project on West Asheville’s Riverfront to hit milestone; more work to come

Craven Street Project on West Asheville’s Riverfront to hit milestone; more work to come

The City of Asheville is excited to hit an important milestone in the Craven Street Project. And that is the reopening of the street itself, set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. Because of construction to rebuild the road to current design standards, including the addition of a bicycle lane and sidewalk, the section has

Asheville street resurfacing projects begin

Asheville street resurfacing projects begin

  The resurfacing schedule for 12 Asheville streets has been nailed down (though it could change due to weather and other factors). City Council approved this year’s paving contracts at its June 23 meeting and now the work has begun. Rogers Group out of Nashville, Tenn., is the contractor on this year’s street resurfacing projects.


Kimberly Avenue pedestrian enhancement includes new stop signs

Kimberly Avenue pedestrian enhancement includes new stop signs

Drivers heading down Kimberly Avenue will encounter a new stop sign at Hampstead Road, recently installed as part of a pedestrian enhancement. Walkers and joggers crossing at Hampstead Road will notice wide crosswalk margins painted on the roadway at all four points of the intersection.   Overall pedestrian and multimodal safety along Kimberly Avenue was


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