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Updated Feb. 28 - From the City of Asheville: Weather dependent, we will work on the section shown agove this week. This work will require the closing and detour of the sidewalk as shown below. Parking spots in this section will also be closed this week, but are able to be reopened before this weekend's SoCon event. We will need to close the bike lane this week in this section due to the pedestrian detour. No vehicle lane closures are planned during this time. The Crosswalk from the county parking garage to the courthouse is being detoured but not completely shut off. This should reopen by Thursday afternoon.
Updated Feb. 16: The sidewalk closure will continue Feb. 20-22 as the City of Asheville completes work at the entrance and exit onto College Street. The TD Bank drive-through will remain open but all traffic including ambulances will have to enter and exit via Woodfin Street.
Updated Feb. 9: The TD Bank drive-through will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 14, and Wednesday, Feb. 15. The College Street entrance and exit will be closed on Monday, Feb. 13 to remove the old sidewalk, but the drive-through will remain open with bank customers, ambulances, and all other traffic having to enter and exit from Woodfin Street Monday-Wednesday (Feb. 13-15).
The sidewalk immediately outside of Buncombe County’s Administrative Building at 200 College St. will be temporarily closed due to construction from a City of Asheville sidewalk project. This closure is slated to start on Wednesday, Feb. 8. (See the map above for more detailed information.) Sidewalk renovations are set to take place from the College Street roundabout to Spruce street over the next few months.
The County will continue to update this article as the City provides new information on this project. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
From the City of Asheville
The Street Department will be starting an ongoing project to repair/ improve some sidewalk sections along College Street between the roundabout and N. Spruce Street. As we work through this area, we will give updates on the locations and durations of the closures. We will also coordinate any access restrictions as we move locations. Generally, we will be working along this area for the next several months as weather allows.
The first closure will start Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 200 College St. and is shown better on the map. Weather dependent, this 1st section should last until the end of next week. This work will require the closing of the sidewalk and the parking spots in this section. At this time, no lane or bike closures are planned.