ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville Public Works Department will begin replacing the sidewalk on the south side of Patton Avenue between Biltmore and Lexington Avenues in downtown Asheville on Monday, October 14.
Due to the growth of tree roots and wear on the sidewalks, the project has been identified as a priority with the help of public input from surrounding business owners.
The project will include the removal and replacement of street trees along the route, and the closure of both the sidewalk and the adjacent travel lane. Parking meters adjacent to the project will also be bagged with no parking allowed on those street side spaces.
The replacement is expected to take approximately five weeks, weather pending, and will include the installation of new tree pits that will allow for trees to grow larger root systems without damaging the sidewalks.