Lower Longview Lake Dam Rehabilitation

Last updated Sep. 10, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Lake & Dam Rehabilitation
  • $3.2 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • D.H. Griffin Infrastructure, LLC
  • Schnabel Engineering

Current Activity

Construction to the temporary cofferdam for this project is complete and will help the City prepare for significant rain events and limit flooding in the construction area. Construction for the lake's main dam structure is now underway.

Albemarle Avenue will remain closed until construction is complete - Vehicle and foot traffic is not permitted in areas directly surrounding the bridge. Please use designated detours. Work hours will be Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. with no work scheduled on the weekend except in an emergency or with prior approval from the City.

If you have any questions about upcoming construction, contact Gilles Bellot, PE, at Gilles.Bellot@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-3940.


The dam and spillway rehabilitation project for Lower Longview Lake went to bid in August 2016 with five proposals received on Sept. 12, 2016. There is an 18-month construction period to make necessary improvements to the dam and ensure that the area surrounding Albemarle Avenue is safe.


  • *East End of Lower Longview Dam East End of Lower Longview Dam
  • *West End of Lower Longview Dam West End of Lower Longview Dam
  • *Existing Spillway for Lower Longview Dam Existing Spillway for Lower Longview Dam
  • *Existing Bridge Superstructure Existing Bridge Superstructure


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Fall 2016Project bid received and project presented to City Council
Winter 2017 Construction began
Summer 2018Construction complete


The City of Raleigh approved the rehabilitation of Lower Longview Lake as a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project in 2008. In 2009, Albemarle Avenue was closed at the dam due to deterioration of the bridge superstructure, which has caused the bridge to be unsafe for vehicle traffic. Instead of approaching the project with a temporary repair to the bridge, City staff has established a more sustainable and long-lasting design. Albemarle Avenue will remain closed until the dam rehabilitation project is complete.

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