Lower Longview Lake Dam Rehabilitation
- Lake & Dam Rehabilitation
- $3.4 million
- Stormwater Management (Lead)
- D.H. Griffin Infrastructure, LLC
- Schnabel Engineering
Posted Monday, Jan. 29
Construction to the temporary cofferdam for this project is complete and is in place to help the City prepare for significant rain events and limit flooding in the construction area while the dam is being built. Construction for the lake's dam structures is now underway.
Albemarle Avenue will remain closed until construction is complete - Vehicle and foot traffic is not permitted in areas directly surrounding the bridge. Please use designated detours. Work hours will be Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. with no work scheduled on the weekend except in an emergency or with prior approval from the City.
If you have any questions about upcoming construction, contact Gilles Bellot, PE, at Gilles.Bellot@raleighnc.gov or 919-996-3940.
The dam and spillway rehabilitation project for Lower Longview Lake went to bid in August 2016 with five proposals received on Sept. 12, 2016. There is an 18-month construction period to make necessary improvements to the dam and ensure that the area surrounding Albemarle Avenue is safe.
- Construction of the emergency spillway for Lower Longview Dam
- Temporary cofferdam put in place for construction
- Prepping for construction
- Existing bridge structure (prior to construction)
- Existing spillway for Lower Longview Dam (prior to construction)
|Fall 2016||Project bid received and project presented to City Council|
|Spring 2017||Construction began|
|Summer 2018||Construction complete|
The City of Raleigh approved the rehabilitation of Lower Longview Lake as a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project in 2008. In 2009, Albemarle Avenue was closed at the dam due to deterioration of the bridge superstructure, which has caused the bridge to be unsafe for vehicle traffic. Instead of approaching the project with a temporary repair to the bridge, City staff has established a more sustainable and long-lasting design. Albemarle Avenue will remain closed until the dam rehabilitation project is complete.