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The project logo Asheville Sidewalk Improvements-Onteora Boulevard

The project logo Asheville Sidewalk Improvements-Onteora Boulevard

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in conjunction with the City of Asheville’s Capital Projects Department, proposes to construct a sidewalk along the west side of Onteora Boulevard between Lincoln Avenue and Raleigh Road. 

 

This project is included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project No. EB-5948 and is part of the City of Asheville’s Sidewalk Improvements Bundle B. The project will use federal funds provided by NCDOT that will be administered locally by the City of Asheville.The estimated project costs are $1,140,000.

 

The purpose of this project is to improve mobility, safety, and continuity for pedestrians on City streets and provide pedestrian connections to local schools.

 

 

Approximately 2,000 linear feet of new 6-foot sidewalk will be installed along the west side of the roadway with a striped crosswalk used to connect the new sidewalk to the existing sidewalk on the northern end of the project. ADA ramps and curb cuts will be installed for accessibility across the intersecting side streets. Driveway aprons will be reconstructed, where necessary. The construction will require clearing of some existing vegetation and landscaping. Water meters, street signs, and manholes, as well as private mailboxes, fencing and/or retaining walls will be relocated where necessary to avoid conflicts with installation of the new sidewalk. Temporary easements will be used to the extent possible, but some right of way acquisition is required. 

 
 
 

 

Contact Information

Vinnie Sullivan, PE, CFM

Project Manager, City of Asheville Capital Projects Management

PO Box 7148

Asheville, NC 28802

(828) 230-6312

[email protected]

 
 

We would appreciate your thoughts about this project. Please review the project details provided as well as the design maps and provide any comments or ask any questions you have on this project by September 18th.

complete
complete
Conduct field work and studies-July 2019 to December 2019

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complete
December 2019- Environmental Documents

Environmental document have been signed.

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live
March 2020-Develop final designs and begin right-of-way acquisition

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live
September 2020 - Public notification

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planned
FY 2021-Construction begins

Construction was scheduled to begin in fall/winter 2020, but is likely to be delayed.  A portion of the funding for this project is administered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).  Recent budget shortfalls have meant that NCDOT has placed holds on many projects, including this Onteora Boulevard Sidewalk Project.  Construction cannot begin until the NCDOT hold has been lifted.