West Drewry Lane Culvert Replacement and Stream Channel Stabilization

Last updated Dec. 19, 2018 - 1:34 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Storm Drainage Improvement
  • $1-2 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • Arcadis U.S., Inc. (Engineer Consultant)
  • Browe Construction Company (Contractor)

Current Activity

Posted Wednesday, Dec. 19

Construction for this project is almost complete and W. Drewry Lane is re-opened to traffic. 

The contractor, Browe Construction Company:

  • Installed the six-foot-by-seven-foot box culvert; 
  • Finished the stream bank stabilization part of the project, which included grading the stream banks and installing structures that reduce erosion and control the flow of the stream; 
  • Installed a sewer manhole and replaced sections of sewer and water pipes in the project area; and, 
  • Replaced the curb and gutter and repaved the road. 

Next, Browe will be completing any remaining items that are required before beginning the warranty period. If you have any construction concerns regarding your property, please email Carrie Mitchell with this information. 

For your safety, please do not enter the construction area. Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 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 Carrie Mitchell, PE or call 919-996-4068. 


The purpose of this project is to make improvements to the storm drainage system in this area by replacing the stormwater culvert on West Drewry Lane and stabilizing a nearby stream, which has experienced severe erosion. The 72-inch metal pipe will be replaced with a reinforced concrete box culvert. Upgrades also will be made to the sanitary sewer and water systems in the area.


  • West Drewry Lane Culvert Complete
  • West Drewry Lane - New Culvert/Pipe
  • West Drewry Lane Culvert Upstream
  • West Drewry Lane Culvert Downstream


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Summer 2017Project design complete
Spring 2018Project construction began
Late Fall 2018Project construction complete


In September 2012, a metal stormwater pipe at West Drewry Lane was severely bent and eroded due to heavy rainfall. This erosion resulted in unsafe conditions causing the closure of West Drewry Lane until emergency repairs were made. The emergency repairs were completed in 2013 and additional upgrades will be made to further improve the storm drainage system.

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