A photo of Churchill Road in Raleigh near the stormwater channel.

Water and Sewer

Churchill Road Culvert Replacement

We're repairing a 70-year-old box culvert on Churchill Road. This box culvert carries rain through the stormwater system. Over the years, stream erosion has caused the culvert to have structural issues. This has affected the system and downstream channel.

Project Details

 
Type:
Stormwater
Budget:
$50,000
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management

Contact

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Participating Department:
Transportation
Service Unit:
Stormwater

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Planning

Originally, we were going to replace the culvert on Churchill Road. After reviewing the engineer's report, the most affordable solution is to repair it. We made this decision because the road does not have a long history of flooding. Now, the culvert will last 25 more years.

The goal of the repairs it to make sure stormwater flows through the culvert instead of underneath it. We'll also make improvements to protect the downstream channel and prevent erosion. 

Benefits

  • Protect the exposed water main that goes through the culvert;
  • Prevent the culvert from continuing to settle unevenly;
  • Allow water to properly flow through the stormwater system;
  • Make the area safer for people who are walking or jogging near the stream. 

Next Steps

 

We have resumed regular maintenance projects. Stormwater maintenance crews will repair the culvert this summer. We're expecting work to finish in the fall. This could change due to weather and other construction factors.

Phase Contacts

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Phase details coming soon. 

Phase Contacts

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Schedule

Date Activity
Late 2019 Final engineer's report complete
Summer - Fall 2020 Construction phase complete

History

  • This project is part of the Crabtree Creek Watershed Study
  • There was minimal flooding on Churchill Road from previous hurricanes. Flooding also didn't affect road safety. 
  • Repairs were made in 2013 to prevent sinkholes from forming.