Overlook Road To Get Sidewalks
A busy roadway in South Asheville will soon be safer for pedestrians. A stretch of Overlook Road is getting sidewalks this fall. They will go from Long Shoals Road to Springside Drive.
There are currently three schools, a library and two churches within a few hundred feet of each other on Overlook Road. Concerned citizens say there is too much traffic for people to be walking in the street.
The sidewalks are slated to be finished by December. The city says they don't want construction to tie up traffic. The plan is to do most of the work during school and after school hours out to minimize congestion.