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Ramblewood Drive

Last updated Nov. 20, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Storm Drainage System
  • $1.7 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • WK Dickson

Current Activity

Posted Monday, Nov. 6

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

Following that meeting, WK Dickson finalized and submitted the 70 percent design plans for the project to the City's Development Services Department. The design includes more details on the different drainage improvements for this project, including limits to altering the ground surface (grading) of the project area. Additional meetings with property owners are being scheduled in November to continue to go over the recommended design alternatives.

This project also will include a City sanitary sewer project so that both projects are constructed at once.

Summary

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.

Sustainability

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.

Images

  • Fallen Tree
  • Verticle Bank
  • Bank Fence

Schedule

Project schedule with dates and descriptions
DateDescription
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

History

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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