West Main Street Waterline Replacement

Project Facts

  • This project will replace existing, deteriorating waterlines within West Main Street from Great Jones Street to Buchanan Boulevard, as well as a few adjacent side streets.
  • Approximately 5,600 linear feet of 8-inch to 12-inch waterline will be replaced. The project may include some storm drainage and sewer line replacements following field investigations.
  • The initial field study work will encompass field reviews of existing waterlines, locating and assessing the condition of existing water meters, and obtaining survey in the project area. This investigative work is expected to begin in June 2018.
  • GEL Engineering Inc. and Cooper & Associates Surveyors, P.A. will perform this investigative work. Representatives will work primarily within the existing public right of way. They will wear safety vests and carry proper identification at all times.
  • The investigative work will cause minimal disturbance. To locate and survey existing buried utilities, temporary non-toxic paint of various colors will be used on the ground to mark the location of buried utilities throughout the project area. This temporary paint will wash away in several weeks depending on rain, traffic, etc. Door hangers will also be distributed seven days prior to any work anticipated close to your area.
  • As design moves forward, public meetings will be scheduled to discuss the project in more detail, address transportation and other anticipated impacts, and answer any other questions. The design phase of the project is expected to be completed in early 2019.
  • Construction is expected to begin in mid 2020.
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Contact Information

  • City of Durham Water Management:
    Lisa Mitchell
    919-560-4381, ext. 35568
  • CJS Conveyance, PLLC:
    Jeremy Rivenbark
W Main St