East Durham Waterline Replacement
Updates on the East Durham Water, Sewer, and Stormwater - Phase 1 Project. Read on...
The City appreciates your interest in these improvements. A public meeting for the East Durham Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Phase 1A project was held January 11, 2022; meeting video is now available. Easement staking begins the week of February 1, 2022. Read on...
Project description - PHASE 1A
City Contractors will begin staking proposed easement boundaries the week of February 1, 2022. Proposed easements are shown in the Phase 1A Belt Street Area and Phase 1A Lincoln Street Area figures provided with the FAQ.
Public Works is responsible for managing the City’s rights-of-way including roadway, sidewalk, and stormwater infrastructure. Water Management has worked with Public Works to verify that this infrastructure is also evaluated and assessed within the boundaries of our East Durham project. Roadway and sidewalk infrastructure in need of replacement and/or improvement will be included in water and sewer rehabilitation projects. Two areas within East Durham have already been identified for stormwater infrastructure improvements to address flooding and aging infrastructure. These areas are: 1) Belt Street between Morning Glory Avenue and Franklin Street; and 2) Lincoln Street between Simmons Street and Linwood Avenue.
The Assessment phase of this project was conducted in the summer 2019 through spring 2020. Assessment activities included survey; water meter, fire hydrant and water valve assessments; stormwater and sewer main inspection; flow monitoring; dye testing; and smoke testing. The project will replace existing water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure in the project area that have reached the end of their useful life. As part of the Assessment phase, the consultant developed a design and construction phasing plan to complete all required upgrades to the existing infrastructure within the study area over a five-year period.
Following the Assessment phase, the consultant will move into the Study/Design phase, which will include geotechnical borings and Level A SUE. The City anticipates that the required improvements will be packaged into five to six phases each lasting 18-24 months.
If you want to receive project design and construction updates, please contact one of the project managers.