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Stormwater Projects

 

The Water Resources Department implements improvements to the stormwater system to prevent flooding and property damage. Improvements include adding or repairing catch basins, pipes (excluding residential rain gutters and downspouts), drains, culverts, open ditches, creeks and rivers that carry unpolluted stormwater runoff. 



Projects

  • Dixon Avenue Convenience Center Site Improvements
  • Equipment Wash Stations
  • Kilarney Drive Storm Drainage Improvements
  • Stonewater Glen Lane Storm Drainage Improvements
  • Summer Lakes Drive Storm Drainage Improvements
  • Willow Street Storm Drainage Improvements

  • Equipment Wash Stations: WakeMed Soccer Park & USA Baseball National Training Complex/Thomas Brooks Park
    Overview: This project provides for the construction of two equipment wash stations – one at WakeMed Soccer Park and the other at USA Baseball National Training Complex/Thomas E. Brooks Park.

    Details: 
    To accommodate the amount of landscape maintenance equipment in use at these two facilities, this project will install an equipment wash station at each site with an oil/water separator connected to sanitary sewer system.  The wash area will be covered in order to minimize storm water infiltration into the sanitary sewer system.

    Schedule: Project is currently under construction and is anticipated to be complete summer 2016. 

    Map of Project Area(s): WakeMed Soccer ParkUSA Baseball/Thomas Brooks Park

    Contact
    Jan Patterson, PE, CPESC
    Stormwater Engineer
    Water Resources Department
    (919) 460-4930
    jan.patterson@townofcary.org

    Kilarney Drive Storm Drainage Improvements
    Overview: This project was identified by citizens in Kildaire Farm Subdivision and focuses on improving the storm drainage in Kilarney Drive near Brendan Choice. The existing storm drainage system is undersized for the volume of stormwater runoff at this location. As a result, adjacent private property and road flooding occurs during large rain events.

    The project is funded through the Stormwater Capital Improvement Requests – Public Property Project (Policy Statement 146).


    Details: 
    The improvements are anticipated to consist of:
    • Upsizing the existing culvert and adding a pipe in the public right-of-way
    • Installing additional street storm drains to provide adequate street drainage
    • Relocating existing water lines and service lines
    • Replacing a section of sanitary sewer
    • Repaving impacted section of roadway 

    This project will result in temporary road and lane closures of Kilarney Drive during construction.  Temporary traffic control signage and detours will be posted accordingly. In addition, both public and private utility relocations and interruptions will be necessary to include: sanitary sewer, water, Duke Energy, AT&T, PSNC, and TWC. Most of the private utility relocations will occur prior to construction beginning and will be conducted by others.

    Schedule: 
    Detailed design work is underway. Relocation of private utilities (by others) is anticipated to occur beginning as early as the first quarter of 2016 and may extend into the second quarter of 2016. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2016.

    Map of Project Area: 
    Kilarney Drive 

    Contact
    Jan Patterson, PE, CPESC
    Stormwater Engineer
    Water Resources Department
    (919) 460-4930
    jan.patterson@townofcary.org

    Stonewater Glen Lane Storm Drainage Improvements
    Overview: This project focuses on improving the storm drainage in Stonewater Glen Lane West of the intersection with Green Level Church Road. The existing storm drainage system is undersized for the volume of stormwater runoff at this location. As a result, Stonewater Glen Lane floods during large rain events.

    The project is funded through the Street Storm Drainage System Rehabilitation Project.

    Details:
    Improvements are expected to consist of:

    • Installing additional street storm drains to provide adequate street drainage
    • Relocating an existing water line
    • Repaving impacted section of roadway

    This project will result in temporary lane closures of Stonewater Glen Lane during construction.  Temporary traffic control signage and detours will be posted accordingly. In addition, both public and private utility relocations and interruptions will be necessary to include: water and PSNC (gas). The private utility relocation will occur prior to construction beginning and will be conducted by others.

    Schedule: 
    Detailed design work is underway. Relocation of private utilities (by others) is anticipated to occur beginning as early as the first quarter of 2016 and may extend into the second quarter of 2016. Construction is anticipated to begin in the second quarter of 2016.

    Map of Project Area: 
    Stonewater Glen Lane 

    Contact
    Jan Patterson, PE, CPESC
    Stormwater Engineer
    Water Resources Department
    (919) 460-4930
    jan.patterson@townofcary.org

    Summer Lakes Drive Storm Drainage Improvements
    Overview: This project focuses on improving the storm drainage under Summer Lakes Drive in the Preston Subdivision. The existing storm drainage system is inadequately sized to for the volume of stormwater runoff at this location. As a result, adjacent private property floods during large rain events. This project was identified by citizens concerns over flooding. The project is funded through the Stormwater Capital Improvement Requests – Public Property Project (Policy Statement 146).

    Details: 
    This project will improve the drainage under Summer Lakes Drive by replacing the existing storm drainage pipe with a larger capacity pipe. The improvements are anticipated to consist of:

    • Upsizing the existing culvert
    • Adding several street storm drains to provide adequate street drainage
    • Repaving impacted section of roadway
    This project will result in a temporary road closure of Summer Lakes for a few months during construction.

    Schedule: 
    Currently under design with construction to begin fall 2016.

    Contact
    Daniel R Clinton, P.E
    Stormwater Engineer
    Water Resources Department
    (919) 380-2773
    dan.clinton@townofcary.org

    Willow Street Storm Drainage Improvements
    Overview: This project focuses on improving the storm drainage under Willow Street near the intersection of Willow and Ridgecrest Drive in the Montclair subdivision near Downtown Cary. The existing storm drainage system is inadequately sized for the volume of stormwater runoff at this location. As a result, adjacent private property floods during large rain events. This project was identified by citizens concerns over flooding. The project is funded through the Stormwater Capital Improvement Requests – Public Property Project (Policy Statement 146).

    Details: 
    This project will improve the drainage under Willow Street and Ridgecrest Road by replacing the existing storm drainage system with a larger capacity pipe system. The improvements are anticipated to consist of:

    • Upsizing the existing culvert
    • Lowering a water line to allow for larger storm drainage line
    • Repaving impacted section of roadway
    This project will result in a temporary road closure of Willow Street during construction.

    Schedule: 
    Construction is currently under way and is expected to be completed in early summer 2016.

    Contact
    Daniel R Clinton, P.E.
    Stormwater Engineer
    Water Resources Department
    (919) 380-2773
    dan.clinton@townofcary.org

    More Information
    The Town's stormwater management program includes educational and regulatory initiatives to encourage environmentally sound development.