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Craven Street Improvement Project Moves to Next Phase

ASHEVILLE – The Craven Street improvement project underway in west Asheville moves to the next phase this week. The stormwater culvert section of the project underway since mid-July is complete and crews will shift to the realignment of Craven Street, Emma Road and Hazel Mill Road. Work along this section is anticipated to take through the spring of 2015. During that time, Craven Street will be closed between Waynesville Avenue and Hazel Mill Road, while a new four-way stop at Craven Street, Hazel Mill Road and Emma Road will be in place by the end of the week.

The section of Craven Street between Georgia Street and Waynesville Avenue will be open beginning Tuesday November 11, allowing access to Haywood Road from Waynesville Avenue.

The Craven Street improvement project is located in the area surrounding the New Belgium Brewery construction site and is the City of Asheville’s portion of a public-private partnership with the State of North Carolina, North Carolina Golden Leaf Foundation, NCDOT, Clean Water Management Trust Fund, Buncombe County, the Economic Development Administration, and the Asheville-Buncombe Economic Development Coalition and others in support of New Belgium’s investment of $175 million in the community.

Find updates on this improvement project at ashevillenc.gov/projects.

In summary:

  • Craven Street between Georgia and Waynesville will be open to thru traffic by Tuesday, November 11
  • Craven Street from Waynesville to Hazel Mill will be closed starting Tuesday, November 11 and through spring 2015
  • The bottom half of Hazel Mill Road is closed while a new four-way stop at Hazel Mill, Craven and Emma Rd. is being installed by the end of this week

Questions? Contact Marsha Stickford, mstickford@ashevillenc.gov

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NBB Updates: Hiring Couple Positions

The bulk of public hiring starts in 2015, but we wanted to let you know that we’ve posted a couple of Asheville jobs.  Bookmark this page and check back often if you’re interested!  http://www.newbelgium.com/brewery/company/view-and-apply.aspx

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NBB Updates: October 31, 2014

HAPPENING NOW

Deep Foundation Piles – Anticipated neighborhood impact: 4 of 5 (noise and trucks)

The second and final planned installation of deep foundation piles will start around November 10 and be finished within two weeks or less, weather pending. We thank our immediate neighbors for their patience during this process.

Given the generally unstable soil conditions of our site, certain sections of the brewery and all of the Liquid Center must rely on deep foundation piles, i.e. steel H-beams driven into the ground until reaching bedrock.  This process is loud, with ground vibration being felt by neighbors closest to the site.  We’ve contracted a local geotechnical firm to monitor noise and vibration levels along the perimeter of our site during this process.

Pre-Cast Wall Arrival and Setting – Anticipated neighborhood impact: 2 of 5 (truck deliveries)

Starting in early November, our precast walls for our kegging and packaging halls will arrive by truck on Haywood Road with an average of about 5 trucks per day over about a three week period.

Steel DeliveryAnticipated neighborhood impact: 2 of 5 (truck deliveries)

By mid-November, our first delivery of structural building steel will arrive.

Brew House and Cellar Foundations- Anticipated neighborhood impact: 2 of 5 (concrete trucks)

Foundation work runs through the first of next year.  We are forming the Brew House deck now and expect to pour the deck on November 14, 2014

Saturday, November 14– Morning Concrete Pour– potential of an early start, with the process starting around 5 UPDATED 11/11/14 the process will start around 7 a.m. and last about 10-12 hours. To have enough time to pour and set (10-12 hours) the amount of concrete needed for the Brew House deck, we are pouring on Saturday, November 14 and starting at 7 a.m. we are applying for City permits to start pouring concrete in the early morning on November 14. There will be generators and back up beeping from the trucks.

Thank you for your patience with us during the morning cellar deck concrete pour on October 18.

Malt Silos Preparation – Malt Silos store malt for brewing and construction continues through November.

LOOKING AHEAD

  • Setting steel for roof and second and third floors at Brew House after Thanksgiving
  • Brew House and Fermentation vessels set in early 2015

The City is making improvements to Craven Street through summer 2015.  There will be street closures and delays.  More information.

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.  While the site will not be active after 7 PM without extended work permits, you may see our partners navigating the site after dark.

SITE SAFETY

Please be aware, this is an active and secured construction site.  Thank you for respecting the safety boundaries of the site. If you see unauthorized activity on site, please call the police.

QUESTIONS OR FEEDBACK

Please e-mail us at 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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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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