Patton and Lexington among 12 streets scheduled for resurfacing in coming months

Twelve streets in Asheville are scheduled to be resurfaced in the following months, and two included on this list are Patton Avenue and Lexington Avenue.

“The work will be done July through November, weather permitting,” Greg Shuler, Public Works Director, said.

Since Patton and Lexington are known for having a heavy traffic flow, Public Works Project Manager Robert Kun says that the plan is to pave these two avenues at night.

Other streets included for re-paving are: Shiloh Road, Covington Street, Wellington Street, Spears Avenue, Stone Alley, Ballantree Drive and South Oak Forest Drive.

Contracts for resurfacing the 12 streets will go before City Council tomorrow, June 23, for final approval.

More information can be found at

Press Release from Communications Specialist Polly McDaniel:

Patton Avenue downtown among Asheville streets to be resurfaced

Twelve Asheville streets will be resurfaced in coming months. Paving contracts go before City Council for final approval at its June 23 meeting.

“The work will be done July through November, weather permitting,” said Greg Shuler, Public Works Director.

That includes work on short but heavily traveled stretches of Patton and Lexington avenues downtown.

Patton Avenue is slated for resurfacing from College Street to Biltmore Avenue, right past Pritchard Park. A shorter portion of Lexington Avenue will be resurfaced, from College Street to Patton Avenue.

How will this affect traffic?

There will be lane closures and “we are paving Patton and Lexington at night,” according to Public Works Project Manager Robert Kun.

Other streets slated for repaving include most of Shiloh Road, off Hendersonville Road just south of Biltmore Village, and two streets in West Asheville, Covington and Wellington streets. In the north section of town Spears Avenue, off Merrimon Avenue, is on the list as is Stone Alley. On the south side Ballantree Drive and South Oak Forest Drive will be resurfaced.

Attached find a list of streets and maps of streets to be resurfaced.

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