West Club Blvd. Corridor Utility Rehabilitation

Project Facts

  • Approximately 12,000 linear feet of water mains will be replaced within West Club Boulevard, 9th Street, Carolina Avenue, Oakland Avenue, Oval Drive, and Englewood Avenue. The project may also include storm drainage rehabilitation and sanitary sewer main rehabilitation following field investigations.
  • The field investigation and preliminary engineering were completed in the summer of 2019.
  • Final design is underway and expected to be complete Fall 2020.
  • Construction is expected to begin in early 2021.
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Project Updates

  • July - August, 2020
    • Falcon Engineering, Inc. will begin additional geotechnical investigations in the project area. The geotechnical borings will be located in the pavement of West Club Blvd, Oakland Ave., Oval Dr., Carolina Ave.,9th St., and Englewood Dr. 
    • Hydrostructures, LLC will begin additional sanitary sewer assessments to determine conditions of pipes and manholes. The additional sanitary sewer assessments will be located in in the rights-of-way of Hillandale Rd., West Club Blvd., Alabama Ave., Virginia Ave., Wilson St., Oakland Ave., Woodrow St., Englewood Ave., Lawndale Ave., W Knox St., Iredell St., #3 Alley, and Green St.
  • October 2019
  • August - September, 2019
    • Preliminary field work has wrapped up. Dewberry Engineers is in the final stages of preparing a draft preliminary engineering report. The draft report will be submitted for DWM review in September 2019. Over the past year, DWM has assessed the following items in the project area:
      • The valves and hydrants for 12,000 linear feet of water main
      • 11,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer main and manholes
      • 5,000 linear feet of storm sewer pipe
      • Tree health
      • Depth of rock and soil types
      • Pavement condition
      • Crosswalks and curb ramps
    • Design is anticipated to begin in early-2020 and construction is anticipated to begin in late-2020.
  • Week of April 22, 2019:
    • Falcon Engineering, Inc. will begin geotechnical investigations in the project area. The geotechnical borings will be located in the pavement of West Club Blvd, Oakland Ave., Carolina Ave., and 9th St. CH Engineering, PLLC will complete a Level A subsurface utility investigation on Englewood Ave. between Iredell St. and Broad St. Field personnel will work within the existing public right-of-way, wear safety vests and carry identification.
  • Week of October 8, 2018:
    • CH Engineering, PLLC will begin a subsurface utility exploration of the project area to identify and locate existing underground utilities. Temporary, non-toxic paint of various colors will be used on the ground, pavement, and sidewalks to mark the location of buried utilities throughout the project area. The paint will wash away in several weeks. Minor traffic disruptions are anticipated and residents are asked to watch for traffic control and workers in street.
  • Week of October 1, 2018:
    • Suez-Utility Service Company, Inc. will be assessing water valves and auditing fire hydrants within the project area. Loss of water service or water pressure is unlikely during the testing; however, some discoloration was water may occur. Minor traffic disruptions are anticipated and residents are asked to watch for traffic control and workers in street.
  • September – October 2018:
    • Surveyors with Dewberry Engineers Inc. will be completing a topographic survey of the area. Work will be done primarily in the public right-of-way but may also require access to front yards to survey locations of water meters, sewer cleanouts and trees. Contractors doing the survey activities will be properly identified.
  • Week of September 3 or September 9, 2018:
    • Surveyors with Dewberry Engineers Inc. will begin a topographic survey of the area. Work will be done primarily in the public right-of-way but may also require access to front yards to survey locations of water meters, sewer cleanouts and trees. Contractors doing the survey activities will be properly identified.
  • Week of August 27 or September 3, 2018:
    • Hydrostructures, LLC will begin sanitary and storm sewer assessments to determine conditions of pipes, manholes, and drains.
  • Week of August 27, 2018:
    • Arborists with Bartlett Tree Experts will begin surveying and assessing the health of trees.
  • Week of August 13, 2018:
    • Initial field investigation work will soon begin in the project area. Starting the week of August 13, residents will receive notification via door hangers outlining the project and the work to be completed in their neighborhood.

Contact Information

  • City of Durham Water Management:
    Lisa Mitchell
    Email
    919-560-4381, ext. 35568
  • Dewberry Engineering Inc.:
    Beth Steffens, PE
    Email
    984-232-6795
West Club Utility Rehab Project Area