Lower Durant Park Lake Dam Repair

Last updated Jun. 13, 2018 - 12:30 pm
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Lake & Dam Rehabilitation
  • Approximately $750,000
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • Schnabel Engineering
  • City of Raleigh-Parks, Rec. & Cultural Resource Department

Current Activity

Posted Wednesday, June 13

Final design for this project is complete. City staff is now working on construction bid and permitting requirements to prepare for construction. This process will be complete this summer.

Note: Construction is expected to begin in the fall so that work at Lower Durant Lake does not impact park programs and access to the greenway.


The condition of the dam at Lower Durant Park was evaluated by Schnabel Engineering to determine dam safety issues that need to be addressed, including the flow of stormwater downstream, the outlet of the dam, and the slope of the dam.

This project is being completed in partnership with the Stormwater Management Division and Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
2014Preliminary evaluation of dam safety issues complete
Winter 2018Final project design complete
Fall 2018Construction begins
Spring 2019Construction complete


This project is being completed to make sure that the Lower Durant Park Lake dam and spillway are in compliance with current Dam Safety requirements.

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