Project Description: This project involves two phases of repairing/restoring a badly eroding stream channel in an extremely high risk situation adjacent to Public Works. The first phase is preliminary engineering; the second will be construction/restoration.
Project Background: There are two unnamed intermittent streams that flow from the south side of downtown along South Greensboro Street and Old Pittsboro Road, join just above the 54 Bypass, and then flow under the bypass and along the Public Works property line before joining Morgan Creek. The stream channel is very incised adjacent to Public Works, with an extremely actively eroding bank. During Hurricane Florence, a large section of the streambank immediately adjacent to the fuel tanks (as well as outbuildings) collapsed, escalating and accelerating the importance of addressing the bank erosion. This project has been an identified need since 2015.
Status: Active/Funded.The Council approved assistance with preliminary engineering from a private engineering firm in June, 2019. A contract was developed with Jennings Environmental to provide these services. The final design, bid documents, and construction cost estimates have been completed, construction bids received, and construction is anticipated for the summer of 2020. The Town is pursuing FEMA Public Assistance funding support.