2018 Private Drainage Assistance Projects (SD-2018-06, SD-2018-07, and SD-2018-08)

Project Managers

Yi Wang, PE (SD-2018-06)
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30244

Greg Smith, PE (SD-2018-07)
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30255

Allison Molleson, EIT (SD-2018-08)
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30389


Project Status


Design, construction documents, permitting, and preliminary easement plats have been completed for SD-2018-06 and SD-2018-07.  The City is in the process of seeking temporary construction and permanent drainage easements.  Once agreements have been executed and easements have been acquired, a construction contract will be advertised including projects from these two design contracts.

Work on SD-2018-08 has been delayed in order to address compromised infrastructure within the right-of-way resulting from damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Florence in September 2018.  Work on this design contract began again in June 2019.

Key Project Dates


  • Advertisement: December 11, 2017
  • Pre-Submittal Conference: January 8, 2018, 1 p.m., Third Floor Conference Room
  • Submittal Deadline: January 22, 2018, 1 p.m.
  • Notice to Proceed: June 6, 2018 (SD-2018-06), May 21, 2018 (SD-2018-07), and June 6, 2018 (SD-2018-08)

Projects:

SD-2018-06
  • Dacian Avenue
  • Fairview Street
  • Gerard Street
  • North Buchanan Boulevard
  • Shepherd Street
SD-2018-07
  • Bridgewood Drive
  • Fargo Street
  • Fayetteville Street
  • Kamis Street
SD-2018-08
  • Angier Avenue
  • Ross Road
  • Stuart Drive
  • West Lavender Avenue
  • Winton Road

Project Description


The City of Durham is seeking assistance through professional services for the survey, design, permitting and developing of construction documents for multiple stormwater drainage assistance projects involving private property.  The City is seeking this assistance through the Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) program.  Through this request for qualifications, the City intends to select several of the most qualified teams based on their submittals.  The City intends to negotiate with each of the most qualified teams in order to enter into a contract to address multiple project sites.  At this time the City has fourteen project sites and it is anticipated that three teams may be selected with each team being given four to five project sites.  It is the City’s intent that the construction documents for all of the project sites will be ready for advertisement in a single construction project in approximately the same amount of time.

The typical project site involves replacing and/or rerouting a compromised, existing stormwater drainage pipe system located on private property.  Some sites involve stabilizing and/or rerouting open channels on private property.  Older sections of Durham were developed with little or no stormwater regulations.  There are residential and commercial structures that were built over, or in close proximity to stormwater drainage systems (pipes and/or open channels).  As these systems have reached their useful life, they become compromised and are threatening existing buildings and structures.  The City has determined that each project site is eligible for the Private Drainage Assistance Program.  The eligibility criteria for the program may be reviewed in the Durham Code of Ordinances, Section 70-685.