Saturday - Dec 16, 2017

Public Works

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



Asheville streets reopen following flash flooding

Asheville streets reopen following flash flooding

Asheville streets closed by flash floods Wednesday, Feb. 3, have now reopened, as waters have receded. The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning that was in effect until 4:30 p.m. resulted in a daily record rainfall of 2.15 inches in Asheville, besting an old record of 1.79 inches set in 1982.   From Wednesday’s coverage   Stay safe! Do not

City of Asheville making progress clearing snow/ice from neighborhoods, sidewalks

City of Asheville making progress clearing snow/ice from neighborhoods, sidewalks

ART bus routes back to normal   A quick update on the City of Asheville’s snow recovery efforts:   ART bus service resumed normal operations on all routes Tuesday afternoon and that continues today. The Public Works Streets Division has all of it equipment focusing on hitting problem areas as they are reported and plowing

Asheville Street Services shifts snow/ice removal focus to neighborhoods

Asheville Street Services shifts snow/ice removal focus to neighborhoods

The City’s Street Services division continues to work 24-hour shifts to clear our roads of snow and ice. Secondary, or neighborhood, streets are the focus now that main thoroughfares have been cleared. Crews worked plows through streets last night, as they have every night since Winter Storm Jonas brought 13.5 inches of snow to Asheville


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