newton road

Water and Sewer

Newton Road Culvert Replacement

We replaced a stormwater pipe on Newton Road after a sinkhole formed on the road after a major rainstorm. The new pipe is a double 72-inch diameter pipe that carries water along the East Fork of Mine Creek. 

Project Details

 
Type:
Stormwater
Budget:
$591,500 (for construction)
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Contractors:
Carolina Civilworks, Inc.; HDR Engineering, Inc.

Contact

 

Todd Rall
Project Manager
919-996-4006

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

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Planning

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Todd Rall
Project Manager
919-996-4006

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Design

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Todd Rall
Project Manager
919-996-4006

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

Todd Rall
Project Manager
919-996-4006

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

Newton Road reopened in July 2018. The following work was done:

  • Reinstalled the water main and gas main;
  • Installed a new 120-foot-long concrete box culvert; 
  • Rebuilt and paved the road; and, 
  • Turned on private utility services for electric, water, phone, cable, and internet.

The stormwater pipe allows more stormwater runoff to flow through the system without relying heavily on the overflow pipes during a rain storm. We also plan on looking into improvements to the stream along East Fork of Mine Creek.

Phase Contacts

 

Todd Rall
Project Manager
919-996-4006

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Background

In May 2018, the stormwater pipe on Newton Road between Falls of Neuse Road and Six Forks Road failed after this area received nearly four inches of rain in an hour and a half. This amount of rain was unexpected and unusual especially in that brief timeframe.

The rainwater caused more erosion at the entrance of the pipe and overwhelmed the stormwater infrastructure causing a culvert failure, a sink hole in the road, and a water main line to break.

Phases

The project was done in two phases. The first phase stabilized the area and temporarily addressed the water main, gas main, and re-establish stream flows. The second phase focused on permanently replacing the stormwater pipe and making improvements to the stormwater channel. 

Schedule

Date Activity
June 2018 Project design complete
June 2018 Permitting requirements and easement acquisition complete
June 2018 Project construction begins
August 2018 Project construction complete