Sierra Drive Stormwater Improvement Project

Last updated Oct. 28, 2019 - 11:54 am
  • Planning
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Completed
  • Storm Drainage System
  • $1 million
  • Stormwater Management (Lead)
  • HDR, Inc. (Design)

Current Activity

Posted Monday, Oct. 28

The final design for this project is underway. HDR, Inc., is expected to finish the design this fall. 

Construction funds for this project have been reallocated to address funding needs for other stormwater projects that are ready to begin construction. More details to come on a construction timeframe. 

Questions? Contact Gilles Bellot, PE, at 919-996-4001.


This project includes evaluating the existing storm drainage system capacity as well as investigating and choosing the best improvement alternatives to correct identified flooding and erosion issues.

The preliminary study was conducted in three phases:

  • Existing conditions analysis;
  • Alternatives evaluation/selection; and,
  • Conceptual (preliminary) plans.

The goal is to study, analyze, and implement project(s) to alleviate structure/public street flooding and erosion.


Project schedule with dates and descriptions
Fall 2012First public meeting held
Spring 2013Planning study complete and second public meeting held
Fall 2018Phase I design begins
Fall 2019Phase I design complete
TBDPhase I construction begins
TBDPhase I construction complete


The existing Sierra Drive stormwater drainage system includes a series of both open channel and drainage pipe conveyances. Various secondary drainage systems discharge to the primary piped storm sewer system located along Balboa Road toward Lawrence Drive. Outfall from the Balboa Road storm sewer drainage system is via an open channel until it discharges through a culvert underneath I-40.

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