Lake Wheeler Emergency Culvert Repair, Raleigh, NC

This was an emergency culvert repair project on Lake Wheeler Road to remove and replace a failing 72” Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) pipe that had reached the end of its lifespan. Project scope included fast-tracked H&H evaluation, obtaining the necessary permits and utility relocation and construction design plans. Construction sequencing and material optimization was considered during the design process, such as utilizing available pre-cast headwalls and ordering pipe in three 40-foot segments to reduce installation time. The culvert replacement provides up to 100-yr Level of Service for up to 70 years and restores the natural stormwater drainage system for this watershed. The design sequencing optimization attributed to this project’s construction finishing 4-8 weeks ahead of schedule.