2018 Odyssey Drive/Alpine Road Culvert Replacements (SD-2018-01 & SD-2018-02)

Project Manager

Dana P Hornkohl, PE
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30246


Project Status


Submittals were received on October 2, 2017.  The apparent successful teams are Summit Design and Engineering Sevices, PLLC and Horvath Associates, PA.

Key Project Dates


  • Advertisement: September 1, 2017
  • Pre-Submittal Conference: September 11, 2017, 3 p.m., Conference Room 3B
  • Submittal Deadline: October 2, 2017, 3 p.m.
  • Notice to Proceed: December 2018 (anticipated)

Project Description


The City of Durham is seeking assistance through professional services for the design, permitting and developing of construction documents for the replacement to two existing stormwater culverts.  The City is seeking this assistance through the Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) program.  Through these requests for qualifications, the City intends to select the two most qualified teams based on their submittals.  The two successful teams will be given one culvert replacement project each.  This will help insure that the two construction projects will be ready for advertisement in approximately the same amount of time.

Odyssey Drive Culvert Replacement (RFQ No. SD-2018-01)

This existing culvert is located where the north prong of Northeast Creek crosses Odyssey Drive (the vicinity of 1315 Odyssey Drive, GoMaps).  The existing stormwater culvert is a twin, 8’-9” wide by 6’-1” high, corrugated metal plate (CMP) arch pipe system.  The existing culvert is in poor condition suffering from heavy rust and section loss.

Alpine Road Culvert Replacement (RFQ No. SD-2018-02)

This existing culvert is located where Tributary C of Third Fork Creek crosses Alpine Road (the vicinity of 2424 Alpine Road, GoMaps).  The existing stormwater culvert is a double barrel pipe system including a 72-inch corrugated metal plate (CMP) pipe and a 54-inch reinforced concrete pipe (RCP).  The existing metal plate pipe is in poor condition suffering from heavy rust and deformation at the upstream end.

Northeast Creek and Third Fork Creek are both located within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) special flood hazard area and are jurisdictional streams regulated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Water Resources (DWR).