City of Asheville Capital Projects Director Jade Dundas reports further construction delays on a new 4,000 foot sidewalk in Haw Creek due to staff vacancies, design review, and right of way acquisition. "We are continuing to work diligently to advance all projects with the commitment to have them all bid and awarded by the Fall bond deadline," says Dundas in an April 25 update. Following is an image from a presentation that he included in a recent City Council update to show progress on this and other projects.
Also included is a map showing the sidewalk location, which will run between Beverly and Bell roads–connecting two schools, the ballfields and pool, our commercial district, plus Haw Creek Park, the library and Tunnel Road–enabling residents to walk safely between these destinations.
November 2023 is the seven-year deadline by which all projects approved in the 2016 bond referendum must be underway.