Project Description: This project has involved two phases of repairing/restoring a badly eroding stream channel in an extremely high risk situation adjacent to Public Works. The first phase was preliminary engineering; the second was 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 became very incised adjacent to Public Works over many years, 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. North State Environmental has been providing construction support in 2020. The Town is seeking reimbursal through FEMA Public Assistance funding.