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Holiday Parade Detour and Transit Info

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On Saturday, Nov. 23, the City of Asheville’s ART service (Asheville Redefines Transit) will detour between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. due to road closures for the annual Holiday Parade.  In the downtown area, riders are encouraged to catch buses at the downtown ART Station on Coxe Ave. or review route detour information online to better understand which transit stops will be served.

Despite detours, ART will operate all routes and Holiday Parade attendees are encouraged to take The ART to Saturday’s event.

The following routes will be affected by the detour;

          NORTH: N, N1, N2 and N3

          EAST: E1, E2 and 170

          SOUTH: S1 and S2

          WEST: W3 and W4

Below is a detailed description of the detours which can also be found at: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/Departments/Transit/ServiceAlerts.aspx or www.ridetheart.com.

Below is a brief description of the route changes taking place for the Holiday Parade:

C - Normal route, no detour necessary.                                                                                                                                                                               

N - Montford - Downtown - MLK - Grove Park Inn

Between Montford Ave and the ART Station, N will use Haywood St. to Clingman Ave., to Hilliard Ave., to ART Station. No changes for the remainder of route.

Between MLK Dr. and the ART Station, N will use S. Charlotte, to McCormick Place, to Biltmore Ave., to Short Coxe Ave., to Coxe Ave. No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

N1  - Merrimon - UNCA – Lakeshore                                                    

Between the ART Station and Merrimon Ave., N1 & N2 will use Hilliard Ave., to Clingman Ave. to Haywood St. to 240 East ramp to Merrimon Ave.  No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                                                                                                

N2 - Merrimon Ave. – UNCA - Beaverdam Rd.                                                             

Between ART Station to Merrimon Ave., N2 & N1 will use Hilliard Ave., to Clingman Ave. to Haywood St. to 240 East ramp to Merrimon Ave..  No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                                                                                          

N3 - Chamber – Hillcrest                                                              

Between ART Station and Haywood St., N3 will use Hilliard Ave to Clingman Ave. to Haywood St.  No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                                                                    

S1 – Biltmore Ave. – Shiloh                                                                     

Between ART Station to Biltmore Ave, S1 & S2 will use Coxe Ave., to Short Coxe Ave. to Biltmore Ave. No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                                  

S2 – Biltmore Ave. – Kenilworth – Social Security Office                 

Between ART Station to Biltmore Ave, S2 & S1 will use Coxe Ave., to Short Coxe Ave. to Biltmore Ave. No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                                                     

S3 - Normal route, no detour necessary.                                                                                                                                                                             

S4 - Normal route, no detour necessary.

E1 -  Tunnel – S. Tunnel - Swannanoa R. Rd.– VA                               

Between ART Station and College St, E1, E2 & 170 will use Coxe Ave. to Short Coxe Ave. to Biltmore Ave. to McCormick Place to S. Charlotte Street to MLK Dr. to College St. No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                                                         

E2 - Tunnel Rd.- Haw Creek                                                                    

Between ART Station and College St, E2, E1 & 170will use Coxe Ave. to Short Coxe Ave. to Biltmore Ave. to McCormick Place to S. Charlotte Street to MLK Dr. to College St. No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                      

170 - Warren Wilson, Swannanoa, Black Mt.

Between ART Station and College St, 170, E2 & E1 will use Coxe Ave. to Short Coxe Ave. to Biltmore Ave. to McCormick Place to S. Charlotte Street to MLK Dr. to College St. No changes for the remainder of route.     

W1 - Normal route, no detour necessary.                                                                                                                                                                            

W2 - Normal route, no detour necessary.                                                                                                                                                                            

W3 - Patton Ave. - Goodwill                                                        

Between ART Station to Haywood St., W3 & W4 will use Hilliard Ave., to Clingman Ave., to Haywood St.  No changes for the remainder of route.                                                                                                            

W4 – Patton Ave – New Leicester Hwy                                    

Between ART Station to Haywood St., W4 & W3 will use Hilliard Ave., to Clingman Ave., to Haywood St.  No changes for the remainder of route.   

Sincerely,
www.RideTheART.com