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Stormwater Projects

 

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


Projects

Dixon Avenue Convenience Center Site Improvements
Waldo Street Storm Drainage Improvements
Woodland Drive Storm Drainage Improvements
Summer Lakes Drive Storm Drainage Improvements
Willow Street Storm Drainage Improvements



Waldo Street Storm Drainage Improvements

Overview

This project focuses on improving the storm drainage along the 100 block of Waldo Street in the heart of Cary. The existing storm drainage system, which currently flows under the First United Methodist Church of Cary, is not adequately sized to handle the volume of stormwater coming to this area. As a result, adjacent properties are experiencing severe flooding during heavy rain events.

This drainage project originated from multiple reports of flooding at the Cary First United Methodist Church.

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

Details

This project will improve the drainage in the 100 block of Waldo Street by adding an additional drainage pipe along this section of road. The improvements are anticipated to consist of:

  • Installing approximately 700 linear feet of new storm drainage pipe
  • Replacing approximately 400 linear feet of existing storm drainage pipe
  • Relocating 100 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe
  • Relocation one fire hydrant

General Project Facts

  • The final design was started in October of 2011, and the contract will be awarded based on results of Contractors bids.

Road Closures

  • Road closures will vary in location as the project progresses. The 100 block of Waldo Street will be the main closure and will be closed to through traffic for the majority of construction.  

  • Road closures will be limited to weekdays (Monday-Friday) unless safety becomes an issue. The road will reopen on weekends.

Pedestrian Access

  • A marked pedestrian path will be established from the church parking lot to the church. This path will be accessible at all times during construction.

Parking

  • Parking at the Cary First United Methodist Church lot and the US Post Office will be open for parking during the duration of the project.

  • Parking at Ashworth Lot (110 Waldo Street will be impacted only when construction activities are occurring in the vicinity of that lot.  

Other Information

  • JF Wilkerson Contacting Co. Inc. has been awarded the construction of this project.

  • There are no utility interruptions expected in this project. As with any excavation, there is the potential for unforeseen utility impacts. If utilities are encountered, the contractor will notify the appropriate utility company for an emergency repair. Town staff will be available to facilitate this process, if needed.

  • This project will directly impact the 100 and 200 block of Waldo Street.

  • Construction activities may occur Monday through Friday from 7a.m. to 6p.m. and Saturday, 8a.m. to 6p.m.

Schedule

  • Contractor will begin construction in the Summer of 2014.

  • Project completion is scheduled by the Winter 2014/2015.

  • Once construction begins, the project is expected to take 180 days to complete.

Contact

Daniel R Clinton, P.E.
Town of Cary Water Resources Department
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
(919) 462-3932
dan.clinton@townofcary.org

Woodland Drive Storm Drainage Improvements

Overview

This project focuses on improving the storm drainage under Woodland Drive in the Bud El Acres Subdivision. The existing storm drainage system is inadequately sized for the volume of stormwater runoff at this location. As a result, the road and an adjacent private property floods during large rain events.

This project was identified by citizens concerns over street 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 Woodland Drive by replacing the existing storm drainage pipe with a larger capacity pipe. The improvements are anticipated to consist of:

  • Replacing a 15” culvert with a 36” culvert
  • Adding a yard inlet to capture surface flow
  • Lowering a water line to allow for larger storm drainage line
  • Repaving impacted section of roadway

This project has been awarded to Narron Construction Inc.

Schedule

this project will begin in the Summer of 2014 and by the Fall of 2014.

Contact

Daniel R Clinton, P.E.
Town of Cary Water Resources Department
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
(919) 462-3932
dan.clinton@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 anticipated in the Winter 2014/2015.

Contact

Daniel R Clinton, P.E.
Town of Cary Water Resources Department
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
(919) 462-3932
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 by replacing the existing storm drainage pipe with a larger capacity pipe. 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 for a couple of months during construction.

Schedule

Currently under design with construction anticipated in the Winter 2014/2015.

Contact

Daniel R Clinton, P.E.
Town of Cary Water Resources Department
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
(919) 462-3932
dan.clinton@townofcary.org

More Information

The Town's storm water management program includes educational and regulatory initiatives to encourage environmentally sound development.