Laurel Hills Road Dam Rehabilitation

Last updated Sep. 10, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Dam Rehabilitation
  • Estimated project cost $1.5-2.5 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

Current Activity

The City of Raleigh and the design consultant, AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc., are working diligently to finalize the construction documents, coordinate private utility relocation, and prepare easement documents. Once the required permits and easements are obtained, the City will move forward with advertising for construction.

Summary

The Laurel Hills Road Dam rehabilitation project is necessary since the dam has a history of water overtopping during larger storm events. The dam embankment has already been repaired several times because of erosion during roadway overtopping.

The City and AMEC have been working to incorporate the new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) requirements related to this project and have met with affected residents to discuss the revised project plans.

Sustainability

Preservation of Laurel Hills Lake provides flood control and water quality benefits to the surrounding area and neighborhood. The project will also reduce the potential for downstream erosion and sediment buildup within Crabtree Creek tributary to the Neuse River.

Images

  • *Laurel Hills Road crossing over the top of Laurel Hills Dam Laurel Hills Road crossing over the top of Laurel Hills Dam
  • *Laurel Hills Dam existing inlet spillway structure Laurel Hills Dam existing inlet spillway structure
  • *Laurel Hills Lake Laurel Hills Lake

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
Fall 2017Project design complete
Winter 2018Project construction begins
Fall 2018Project construction complete

History

Laurel Hills Lake is a privately owned lake with Laurel Hills Road crossing over the crest of the dam and partially located within the City of Raleigh's street right-of-way. The dam is classified as a medium, intermediate hazard dam according to North Carolina Dam Safety.

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