ramblewood drive stormwater

Water and Sewer

Ramblewood Drive Drainage Improvements

This project includes stormwater improvements along Ramblewood Drive and two tributaries near Cardigan Place. A tributary is a stream that flows into a larger body of water.

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

This phase is complete. 

Phase Contacts

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Complete

We finished this project in July. Crews installed: 

  • 48-inch diameter concrete pipe in the western tributary north of Ramblewood Drive;
  • Sanitary sewer pipe from Ramblewood Drive to Cardigan Place; 
  • 42-inch diameter concrete pipe in the eastern tributary and along Ramblewood Drive; 
  • Riprap (rock) channel at the upstream end of the eastern tributary; and,
  • Several storm drains along the road. 

Next Steps

 

There are a few minor items that the contractor will be working on at a later date. And, we may re-plant the area in the fall if the initial seeding doesn't take this summer. 

Phase Contacts

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

New stormwater culvert on Ramblewood Drive. 

New stormwater pipe under construction on Ramblewood Drive 

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)
Summer 2020 Project construction complete

Improvements

The project reduces:

  • Street flooding along Ramblewood Drive;
  • Streambank erosion that caused property damage and loss; 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 flooded with water about 10 times a year because the pipes in the area were too small. There was also concern with trees near the stream impacting homes.