Ramblewood Drive

Last updated Sep. 10, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Storm Drainage System
  • $1.7 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • WK Dickson

Current Activity

A public meeting was held on June 14, 2017 to provide an update to residents on the recommended design alternatives for this project.

WK Dickson is currently working on the 70 percent design plans for the project, which will include more details on the different drainage improvements, including limits to altering the ground surface (grading) of the project area.

Additional meetings with property owners who live in the area directly surrounding the construction zone will take place in September.


The purpose of this project is to address bank stability and flooding issues for two streams carrying stormwater through Ramblewood Drive in Raleigh. Channel bank erosion resulting from a steep channel and high storm flows has caused trees to fall and the channel to relocate near the foundation at 4001 Cardigan Place.


To address continued issues with overtopping where water goes over the road instead of remaining in the drainage system, bank stabilization will be completed to minimize erosion and loss of property due to erosion and flooding.


  • Fallen Tree
  • Verticle Bank
  • Bank Fence


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Winter 2017Field survey completed
Spring 2017Engineering stormwater models finalized and 30% of the design plan completed; public meeting held
Fall 201770% design plans complete
Winter 2018Environmental permits and easement acquisition complete
Spring 2018Project design complete
Summer 2018Project construction begins


Several drainage concerns have been received in the last couple of years regarding bank stability and flooding of Ramblewood Drive. Ramblewood Drive overtops approximately 10 times a year due to an undersized culvert. In February 2016, a large tree along the bank at 4001 Cardigan Place came down and fell on the fence and shed of the property at 4005 Cardigan Place.

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