Round stormwater pipes under construction

Old stormwater pipes along Dorothea Drive that'll be replaced.

What To Expect During Construction

Stormwater Maintenance Projects

A Safe Work Site
Safety is our top priority. We want you to be safe around the worksite. Please keep children, pets, bikes, cars, and trucks away from the tools, machines, supplies, and construction workers.

Paint Markings
In the week(s) before construction begins, paint markings will begin to appear on the surface within the worksite. These markings indicate the presence of underground facilities. The markings allow workers to dig safely around those facilities. For more information about these markings and what they indicate, please visit

Noise, Vibration, and Dust
Construction creates noise, vibration, and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.

Traffic Delays
The work will slow down traffic in your neighborhood. Please lower travel speeds, read the traffic signs and follow directions from workers with flags.

Access To Your Home or Business
You will be able to go to your home or business, but you may not be able to park as close as you would like. We will make every effort to ensure driveways and parking lot entrances stay open if it is safe to do so.

Parking Restrictions
We want you to be safe, so you might not be able to park your car next to workspaces, equipment, or materials. If crews are working directly in front of your home or business, you may need to park in another place.

Equipment Storage
Sometimes we will leave tools, machines, and supplies on your street overnight. Please stay away from them. If you see anyone on or around municipal equipment and supplies that does not work for the City of Raleigh, please contact 911.

Maintained Service
You can still use sewer, water, and other services while we work on your street.

Work Hours
Our standard work hours are between 7 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Sometimes we do work later into the evening or on weekends but we try to keep our scheduled activities within standard work hours.

Schedule Changes and Inactivity
Our work schedules can change for many reasons like weather, traffic, and problems with equipment. Sometimes we need to stop between different types of work and start again later.

Road Closure

Stored Materials