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Haywood Road restriping in time for Craven Street closure

ASHEVILLE – A stretch of Haywood Road leading from the French Broad River into West Asheville will get a new look beginning Thursday, August 21, as crews relocate the center yellow line and add a climbing bicycle lane.

The work is being conducted ahead of the August 28 closing of Craven Street between Haywood Road and Waynesville Avenue, part of the Craven Street Improvement Project.

Because of the relocation of the center line, the downhill lane from West Asheville will become a shared lane for both bicycles and vehicles. “Sharrow” markings will indicate that bicycles should ride the lane and vehicles should share the roadway.

“We recognize that Haywood Road and Craven Street are commuter routes for bicycles, pedestrians and vehicles alike,” said Senior Project Engineer John Gavin. “With Craven Street closed over the next six weeks, we wanted to make sure that everyone has a safe route as more traffic moves onto Haywood Road.”

During this portion of the Craven Street closure, commuters can also access Waynesville Avenue via the bridge from Riverside Drive to Craven Street.

The restriping and signage is anticipated to be complete by the end of Friday, Aug. 25.

Increased bicycle access is part of the Haywood Road Multimodal Project, and more enhancements will take place in the spring of 2015, after the completion of the Craven Street improvement project.

 

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New Belgium Brewing August 7, 2014: Site Update-Craven Street

HAPPENING NOW

Concrete Foundation Work-Anticipated neighborhood impact: 3 of 5 (expanded work hours and concrete trucks)

  • Foundation work has begun and runs through the first of next year.  You will see increased trucks along Riverside Dr. and Craven St., and you may see some on Haywood Rd.  You will see material deliveries and trucks on site.
  • We have obtained a permit from the City for expanded work hours for concrete work. The expanded hours are necessary due to a schedule delay with concrete preparation and a hard date for sections of the concrete to be complete by September 15 for building the Malt Silo. Details of expanded hours:

Friday, August 8– Morning Concrete Pour– permitted for early start, pouring starting around 5 a.m. and lasting about 4 hours. We hope to avoid rain with an early start.

Upcoming Sunday work – There may be concrete work on Sundays between August 10 – September 21, between 8:30 AM and through about 5:30 PM.

COMPLETED

  • Soil Stabilization + Improvement and Floodplain Mitigation
  • Site Grading
  • Aggregate Piers
  • Flood Plain Mitigation
  • Routing Fill Dirt on Riverside Drive

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Craven Street Improvements (City project) – continuing
  • Setting Steel and Building Malt Silos—Fall
  • Precast Walls will begin to go up this Fall and continue through 2015

WORKING HOURS

The standard work week is five days.  While the target is to work Monday through Friday, schedule delays will cause the work week to extend into the weekend on occasion (with Sunday being the rare occasion).  Without City approval, work will begin no earlier than 7 AM on weekdays and 8 AM on the weekend.

SITE SAFETY

Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Please e-mail us at AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com or leave us a voice mail at 828-333-6900.  We will get back with you.  Also, find answers to FAQs

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New Belgium Brewing Early July Site Updates

JULY 8, 2014 SITE UPDATE – CRAVEN STREET
Posted on the New Belgium Brewing website Tuesday, July 08, 2014.

We have a shift in the pile driving schedule from our Early July Update. Thank you for bearing with us during this construction process, which is, at times unpredictable, with timelines and processes shifting day by day and sometimes even hour by hour.  We’re doing our best to keep you posted. Update below.

Good news –Pile driving will stop temporarily. We anticipate this temporary stop happening by the end of the week of July 7, earlier than our original estimated stop date of mid to end of July.

Bad news – While we wish it were complete, pile driving is not yet finished.  We anticipate we will drive about 40 additional piers starting in late summer or early fall. We will keep you posted as to when it will restart and do our best to approximate the duration at that time. Our best estimate, at this time, is that it will take a total of about three additional weeks once the pile driving resumes (making up the remaining weeks we will not be driving during the rest of July).

Questions or Comments? Maybe we’ll see you at the RAD Farmers Market at All Souls Pizza on Wednesday, July 9? Or maybe the West Asheville Tailgate Market on Tuesday, July 22?  We’d like to meet you, please come by or, if you can’t make it and want to get in touch, give us a call 828-333-6900.

 

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EARLY JULY 2014 SITE UPDATE: BREWERY AND LIQUID CENTER

Posted Friday, June 27, 2014 on the New Belgium Brewing website.
Visit http://www.newbelgium.com/community/ashevillebrewery.aspx for more info on the Asheville location of New Belgium Brewing

Thank you for your patience as we continue with pile driving on site to stabilize the foundation for our brewery and Liquid Center on Craven Street in West Asheville. We are moving as efficiently as possible to complete the process.  The construction process is, at times, unpredictable, altering timelines and processes day by day and sometimes even hour by hour. If you have questions or want to talk in person, please get in touch by phone or email..

HAPPENING NOW

Deep Foundation Piles for the Liquid Center (South end of the site) - Anticipated neighborhood impact: 4 of 5 (noise and trucks)

  • This process has begun and ideally it will last for a 2-weeks, with completion by mid-July.  We’re finding we need deeper piles than we anticipated on the LC site (the South end of the site), and this process may take longer than expected. While we aim to be done by mid-July, we may need through the end of July.

Concrete foundation work Anticipated neighborhood impact: 2 of 5 (trucks along Riverside and Craven)

  • Foundation work has begun and runs through the first of next year.  You will see increased trucks along Riverside Dr. and Craven St., and you may see some on Haywood Rd.  You will see material deliveries on site and trucks hauling dirt.
  • We were able to use more dirt from the site than we expected, so we’ll be hauling less dirt to the site, meaning fewer trucks.

COMPLETED

  • Soil Stabilization + Improvement and Floodplain Mitigation
  • Aggregate Piers
  • Flood Plain Mitigation
  • Routing Fill Dirt on Riverside Drive

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Craven Street (City project) – anticipated start by end of July/August
  • Setting Steel and Building Malt Silos—Fall
  • Precast Walls will begin to go up this Fall and continue through 2015

QUESTIONS or CONCERNS

If you have questions or concerns, please get in touch with us.  We’d be happy to talk with you.  Email us at  AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com or leave us a voice mail at 888-598-9552 or locally 828-333-6900.  We will get back with you.  Also, you can find answers to FAQs here.

Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site.

WORKING HOURS 

  • Weather conditions and unforeseen site surprises will impact work efficiency.
  • The standard work week is five days.  While our target is to work Monday through Friday, schedule delays will cause the work week to extend into the weekend on occasion (with Sunday being the rare occasion).  Work will begin no earlier than 7 AM on weekday, as per City Noise Ordinance, and we extend it from 7 AM to 8 AM on Saturdays.
  • We will not be working on the Brewery site on Craven Street from July 4-6, 2014.
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NBB MAY 2014 SITE UPDATE: MONTHLY OVERVIEW

MAY 2014:  Preparing site for building construction

Anticipated neighborhood impact: 4 of 5 (noise and trucks)

The focus remains on preparing the site for building construction, and the end of this phase is in sight!  Although the early-spring wet weather caused schedule delays, we’ve been able to use more dirt from the “upper” half of the site (i.e. between Haywood Road and Penland Creek) than was expected.  This has decreased the need for off-site soil and delayed its delivery until now.

Soil Import – To continue to raise the site out of the flood plain, the importing of soil is scheduled to begin this week with a 2-week duration (weather dependent, of course).  The truck traffic will be heavy, with almost all trucks using Riverside Drive to get to and from the site.

Looking Ahead

  • Deep Foundation Piles – anticipated start on May 19th with a 5-week duration.  This work will be loud.
  • Site Grading – will continue into late June.
  • Building Foundations – will begin in early June.
  • Craven Street (City project)– anticipated start in mid-June.

WORKING HOURS

  • The standard work week is five days.  While the target is to work Monday through Friday, schedule delays will cause the work week to extend into the weekend on occasion (with Sunday being the rare occasion).
  • Work will begin no earlier than 7 AM on weekdays and 8 AM on the weekend.

SITE SAFETY

Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you have questions or concerns, please send us an email AshevilleBrewery@NewBelgium.com or leave us a voicemail at 828-333-6900.  We will get back with you.  Also, you can find answers to FAQs at http://www.newbelgium.com/community/ashevillebreweryfaq.aspx.

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