Speed Limits Changed on More Than Forty Asheville Streets

A speed limit sign that reads 25 miles per hour.
Joshua Hoehne

Asheville City Council recently voted to reduce the speed limit on 43 city streets. The changes were made at the recommendation of city staff, who had received requests from the public to consider the speed limit changes.

City staff performed appropriate traffic-engineering studies along the various streets designated for speed limit changes.

So please be aware of the new speed limits set for the following streets. Transportation staff will be installing new speed limit signs in the coming weeks.

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Speed limit on the following streets changed from 35 mph to 20 mph:

  • Balm Grove Place, from Balm Grove Avenue to Martin Avenue
  • Georgia Street, from Craven Street to Reynolds Road
  • London Road, from US 25A (Sweeten Creek Road) to Belvedere Road
  • Westview Road, from NC 694 (Town Mountain Road) to Oak Park Road
  • Windswept Drive, from College Street to Alexander Drive

Speed limit on the following streets changed from 30 mph and 35 mph to 25 mph:

  • Alabama Avenue, from Hanover Street to Swannanoa Avenue
  • Baker Avenue, from US 19-23 Business (Haywood Road) to Burton Street
  • Bideford Row, from a point 725 feet north of Tiverton Lane to a point 500 feet south of Tiverton Lane
  • Blake Mountain Circle, from Galloway Drive to a point 400 feet east of Galloway Drive
  • Blakewood Court, from Galloway Drive to a point 250 feet north of Galloway Drive
  • Clay Street, from Kendall Street to Baker Avenue
  • Clovelly Way, from US 25 (Hendersonville Road) to a point 340 feet north of Tiverton Lane
  • Deanwood Circle, from US 25 (Hendersonville Road) to a point 660 feet east of Caribou Road
  • Forest Lake Drive, from Rock Hill Road to Forest Lake Drive
  • Forestdale Drive, from US 25 (Hendersonville Road) to a point 665 feet east of Caribou Road
  • Galloway Drive, from Westridge Drive to a point 680 feet south of Blake Mountain Circle
  • Glen Woods Court, from Forest Lake Drive to a point 230 feet east of Forest Lake Drive
  • Goldfinch Lane, from Forest Lake Drive to a point 150 east of Forest Lake Drive
  • Griffing Circle, from Maplewood Road to South Griffing Boulevard
  • Indiana Avenue, from Hanover Street to Swannanoa Avenue
  • Innsbrook Road, from Grovewood Road to Old Toll Road
  • Kingbird Lane, from Forest Lake Drive to a point 160 feet south of Forest Lake Drive
  • Long Street, from East Larchmont Road to Edgewood Road
  • Maplewood Parkway, from Maplewood Road to Northwood Road
  • Maplewood Road, from South Griffing Boulevard to Grovewood Road
  • Martin Avenue, from US 19-23 Business (Haywood Road) to Clay Street
  • Meadow Lake Road, from Forest Lake Drive to a point 960 feet south of Forest Lake Drive
  • Melody Lane, from Fairview Road to a point 990 feet north of Fairview Road
  • North Liberty Street, from East Chestnut Street to Hillside Street
  • Northview Street, from West Street to Forsythe Street
  • Northwood Road, from Woodcrest Road to a point 480 feet north of Maplewood Parkway
  • Oak Hill Circle, from Oak Hill Drive to Oak Hill Drive
  • Oak Hill Drive, from NC 63 (New Leicester Highway) to Hazel Mill Road
  • Oakwilde Drive, from Briarcliff Drive to a point 650 feet east of Stancliff Drive
  • Rock Hill Road Extension, from Rock Hill Road to Miller Lane
  • South Liberty Street, from East Chestnut Street to Elm Street
  • Sawmill Road, from Forest Lake Drive to a point 360 feet south of Forest Lake Drive
  • Simpson Hollow Road, from Forest Lake Drive to a point 600 feet north of Forest Lake Drive
  • Sumner Place, from Grovewood Road to Grovewood Road
  • Tiverton Lane, from Clovelly Lane to a point 225 feet north of Bideford Row
  • Woodcrest Place, from Woodcrest Road to a point 170 feet west of Woodcrest Road
  • Woodcrest Road, from Maplewood Parkway to Old Toll Road

Speed limit on the following street will changed from 35 mph to 30 mph:

  • Ralph Street, from Bartlett Street to South French Broad Avenue

The new speed limits will make these streets safer for all users. Find the staff report to council and the resolution changing the speed limits at this link.

Prepared by the City of Asheville.