Swann Street Stormwater Channel

Water and Sewer

Swann Street Drainage Improvements

Phases 1 and 2

We made improvements to the stormwater system on Swann Street. There are two phases to this project. 

Project Details

 
Type:
Stormwater
Budget:
$2.4 million
Contractors:
WK Dickson (Design), North State Environmental, Inc. (Construction)

Contact

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
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

This phase is complete.

Phase Contacts

 

David Kiker, PE
Project Manager
919-996-4074

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

Construction

Phase One

We finished the stormwater improvements along Swann Street and Varnell Avenue. Crews finished paving the road in December 2019.

Phase Two

This phase includes repairing streambanks at two properties (3700 and 3704 Swann Street) that eroded from rainstorms after phase one construction. Work on the second phase began Nov. 2. Crews will be: 

  • Repairing streambank channels that are impacting the footbridge used to access one of the properties; 
  • Replacing the brick headwall at 3704 Swann Street; and, 
  • Fixing ponding water in a road gutter at 3717 Swann Street. 

Majority of the work will be contained to the two properties. This part of the project is expected to take 75 days. Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

History

We completed a drainage basin study in 2013 for the Swann Street area. Recommendations included reducing the frequency of flooding, road and driveway overtopping, and completing bank erosion stabilization.  Raleigh City Council approved the design for the first phase in July 2015.  

Schedule

Date Activity
Fall 2017 Project design complete
Summer 2017 Drainage easements and environmental permit process complete
Winter 2018 Project bid complete
Summer 2018 Project construction begins (Phase One)
December 2019 Project construction complete (Phase One)
Late Fall 2019 Project design underway (Phase Two)
Fall 2020 Project construction begins (Phase Two)
Winter 2021 Project construction complete (Phase Two)

Phases

One

  • Reduce flooding along Swann Street;
  • Increase the size of the stormwater pipes along the street (48 to 72 inches in diameter); and,
  • Add storm drains to Swann Street to capture water from yards and streets.

Two

We're making stormwater improvements at two properties on Swann Street. The stream that runs through these properties is unstable and causes safety concerns to residents and their homes.