Beechwood-Cypress Area Drainage System Improvement

Last updated Jun. 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Storm Drainage System
  • $586,000
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • WSP
  • Narron Contracting, Inc.

Current Activity

Posted Thursday, June 14

Construction for this project is underway. The contractor is almost finished installing stormwater pipes and adding 8 new storm drains along Beechwood Drive. Next, work to the road will be done at the end of the project. If you experience discoloration of your water, this is normal and typically occurs when old water lines are disturbed or moved. You will be notified when/if water discoloration is expected in the future.

Traffic detours and construction barriers will be put in place around the worksite. Work hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. with no work scheduled on the weekend except in an emergency or with prior approval from the City. You will be notified if such schedule changes need to take place.

If you have any questions about construction for this project, contact Todd Rall, project manager, at or 919-996-4006.


The primary study area is within Falls of the Neuse Road, Quail Ridge Road, Doubles Court, and Marsh Creek. There is a total drainage area of 42 acres where Marsh Creek meets the drainage system. The upper portion of the Beechwood-Cypress project area has numerous homes that are experiencing yard, garage, and basement flooding due to a poor design or, in some cases, there is no drainage system in place. Residents are using sump pumps to prevent their basements from flooding and to redirect stormwater flow from the upstream watershed.

The recommended drainage improvements involve installing a new drainage system along Beechwood Drive to reduce flooding and redirect flow away from homes that are flooding.


  • Stormwater Pipe Installation on Beechwood Drive
  • Beechwood Drive Storm Drain Installation


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Summer 2016Engineering study complete and first public meeting held
Winter 201770% design plans and finalized easement plans completed
Summer 2017Drainage easements, environmental permit process, and project design complete
Fall 2017Project bid and award complete
Winter 2018Project construction begins
Summer 2018Project construction complete


Due to neighborhood concern, a preliminary analysis was performed in 2012-2013, which identified multiple deficiencies in the open systems (ditches and swales) and closed systems (pipes and inlets). The analysis also identified areas for improvement and several alternate solutions have been presented.

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