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Sunday snow updates: Asheville snow plowing in full force, ART bus suspended

  How much snow did we get? 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 Here are unofficial snowfall totals released by the National Weather Service: Asheville, 5 ½” Arden, 10” Biltmore Forest, 6 ½” Leicester, 8” Skyland, 9”   More locations are listed at this link.   Snow removal crews making progress, people still urged to refrain from […]

Asheville Holiday Parade to impact bus routes, include street closings

  The Asheville Downtown Association’s annual Asheville Holiday Parade happens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in downtown Asheville. The parade route runs up Biltmore Avenue to Pack Square, then turns to go down Patton Avenue. Hundreds show up for this festive community event, so please plan ahead. There will be traffic and […]

Civic Center Parking Deck elevator to reopen

Good news! The elevator at the Civic Center Parking Deck is expected to be back in operation by Memorial Day weekend. Contractors are finalizing work on the project. The elevator closed for replacement in January and now the work is in its final stages. The elevator has to undergo a state inspection this month before […]

New Asheville parking citation management partnership has new online payment system

Asheville Transportation Director Ken Putnam displays a plaque from Passport Parking congratulating the City of Asheville on its more than half a million transactions with the online parking platform.     Enforcement officers now using real-time platform for more accurate enforcing   Got a parking ticket? Here’s information you need to know. Passport Parking has […]

City of Asheville 2018 initiatives: What to look for in the new year

  With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2018. We couldn’t get the list down to 10 items so here are a dozen to look for in the coming year.       New, more diverse City Council […]

Biltmore Avenue parking garage to get enviro-conscious deep cleaning this week

City of Asheville Parking Services will begin the process of deep cleaning of the Biltmore Avenue Garage the week of June 19. This cleaning is a deep steam type cleaning that will remove five years of soot and other particulates from the driving and infrastructure surfaces in the garage. Given that soot, carbon and other particulates […]

Asheville Parking Services wins national accreditation

The International Parking Institute, the largest parking organization in the world with members in over 45 countries, has designated the City of Asheville’s Parking Services Division as an Accredited Parking Organization. This recognition is the result of  a yearlong effort by City staff to prepare the submission. The awards process included evaluation of over 150 key components […]

Snow updates: Public Works crews battle black ice

Salt is loaded onto a truck at the City of Asheville Public Works facility Sunday (Jan. 8, 2017).     Work continues to scrape and salt Asheville streets today. “We were able to treat all priority one roads yesterday and most of the priority twos overnight. We are continuing those efforts, said Asheville Streets Division Manager Chad […]