ramblewood drive stormwater

Water and Sewer

Ramblewood Drive Drainage Improvements

We're working on stormwater improvements along Ramblewood Drive and two streams near Cardigan Place.

Ramblewood Drive is closed for construction until mid-June. More details below. 

Project Details

 
Type:
Stormwater
Budget:
$1.7 million
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Contractors:
WK Dickson (Design), D.H. Griffin (Construction)

Contact

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager 
919-996-4074

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

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Planning

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Design

The project was redesigned to reduce construction costs after initial bids came in higher than expected. We rebid the project and selected D.H. Griffin to complete the construction work. 

Phase Contacts

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

We built the closed-pipe stormwater system at the western tributary on Ramblewood Drive near Cardigan Place. A tributary is a stream that flows into a larger body of water. Improvements will stop the streambank erosion that caused property damage and loss.

Ongoing Construction 

Crews are also installing a new sewer pipe on Ramblewood Drive. They are getting ready to begin installing this pipe in the cul-de-sac on Cardigan Place. Here's what you need to know: 

  • The trench used to install the pipe will be up to 14 feet deep; 
  • Please don't park at the lower section of the cul-de-sac near Ramblewood Drive;
  • Emergency vehicles will still have access to properties in this area; and,
  • We have worked with the contractor to ensure that this worksite follows appropriate guidelines.

Road Closed

We have extended the road closure on Ramblewood Drive until mid-June. We had planned to open the road in May while we continued to replace the sewer and stormwater pipes. But, the safest option is to keep the road closed during this work to best protect people in the area. We also hope to finish construction sooner than planned by keeping the road closed.

Ramblewood Drive is closed between Allister Drive and west of Cardigan Place.

Next Steps

 

We'll be constructing a new 42-inch diameter, closed stormwater pipe at:

  • The eastern tributary; and,
  • Along Ramblewood Drive. 

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

Crews installing the sewer pipe on Ramblewood Drive.

The new stormwater pipe for the western tributary during construction. 

A temporary sidewalk that we can adjust while we install the stormwater pipes.

The old stormwater pipe on Ramblewood Drive.

Schedule

Date Activity
Winter 2017 Field survey completed
Spring 2017 Engineering stormwater models finalized and 30% of the design plan completed; public meeting held
Fall 2017 70% design plans complete
Winter 2019 Project design, construction bid, permitting, and easement processes complete
Spring 2019 Project re-bid for construction
Winter 2020 Project construction begins (postponed from Nov/Dec. 2019)
Fall 2020 Project construction complete

Improvements

The project will reduce:

  • Street flooding along Ramblewood Drive;
  • Streambank erosion; and, 
  • Frequency of yard/home flooding along on the northern side of the street.

History

Residents expressed concern with the condition of the streambank and flooding on Ramblewood Drive. The road floods with water about 10 times a year because the pipes in the area are too small. There's also concern with trees near the stream that are not sturdy and may affect homes.