Simmons Branch Culvert Improvement Project
Type: Culvert improvement
Affected Counties: Wake
Estimated Cost: $3.5 million to $4.5 million
Construction Start Date: Summer 2013
The Stormwater Utility is overseeing construction of the Simmons Branch Culvert Improvement Project, which is currently in Phase II of the project. Phase I included replacing culverts at the intersections of Swift Drive and Octavia Street, and Lail Court and Swift Drive. It also included replacing the culverts along Kaplan Drive near Kaplan Park. Phase II of the project includes replacing culverts at the intersection of Swift Drive and Pineview Drive, and along Swift Drive between Pineview Drive and Lail Court.
The Simmons Branch Culvert Improvement Project is intended to increase culvert capacity, realign culverts and stabilize the stream channel along Simmons Branch. Once completed, officials say the improvement project will reduce road flooding at these intersections and will help to reduce flooding of nearby homes.
Construction plans are being finalized for Phase II. The City Real Estate Division expects to begin contacting property owners affected by the project in February.
- Simmons Branch Drainage Study: 2002
- Phase I Construction Begins: November 2012
- Phase I to be Completed: Summer 2013
- Phase II Construction to Begin: Summer 2013
- Phase II Construction to be Completed: Summer 2014
The City Real Estate Division expects to begin contacting property owners affected by Phase II construction plans of the Simmons Branch Culvert Improvement Project in February 2013. It is unknown how many properties may be affected by land takings at this time, or how much the budget is for property acquisition. The budget for the entire project is estimated at $2-3 million.
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