Dorothea Drive Culvert Replacement

Last updated Nov. 09, 2018 - 10:16 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Culvert Replacement
  • TBD
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • WK Dickson

Current Activity

Posted Friday, Nov. 9

This project is in the final permitting review phase. The City is reviewing the current design plans to replace the aging storm drain on Dorothea Drive. 

A public meeting with residents also was held in Nov. 2017 to provide an update on the project and share the design plans. 

View the Public Meeting Presentation

If you have questions about this project or the public meeting, please contact Todd Rall, stormwater project manager, at 919-996-4006 or


The intent of this project is to replace the culvert that runs under Dorothea Drive with a new, updated stormwater structure that will allow the stream to flow better and reduce localized flooding of the area. The project also will address and eliminate existing public utility concerns and allow this section of Dorothea Drive to meet current City street and sidewalk design standards.


Dorothea Drive Culvert


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Fall 2018Project design complete
Fall 2018Easement acquisition and permitting process complete
Winter 2019Construction bid prepared and awarded
Winter 2019Project construction begins
Spring 2019Project construction complete


Initially, repairs were made to the existing box culvert after City staff found sink holes at several locations along the culvert. It was determined after the repairs were made and the structure was further assessed that the culvert presents significant structural concerns and needs to be replaced.

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