The City of Raleigh acknowledges your concern. Street lights are maintained by Progress Energy. If you will provide us with a pole number we will make sure Progress Energery receives this information.
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The City of Raleigh's Parks and Recreation Department has been made aware of this issue. Following the department's investigation, the results will be posted.
This is an ongoing project completion target date 01/28/11 providing there are no set backs.
The Carolina Pines Dam Rehabilitation Project is a part of the City of Raleigh’s Capital Improvement Program. The goal of the project is to protect downstream residents and structures from the overtopping and potential failure of Carolina Pines Dam and the roadway by bringing the dam into compliance with the North Carolina Dam Safety regulations. A secondary goal is to preserve the water-quality benefits that Carolina Pines Lake provides to the Walnut Creek watershed. This dam is classified by the North Carolina Dam Safety Office as a small, high-hazard dam. If the dam were to fail, it would potentially pose a risk for loss of life or significant property damage. Based on an analysis of the existing spillway, the dam is expected to overtop in a 10% Annual-Chance (or 10-year) storm. Currently, the dam does not meet North Carolina Dam Safety standards. This poses a significant risk to both Carolina Pines Avenue and to the single-family dwellings in Oleander Park Subdivision. Available records suggest that the dam was built sometime between 1946 and 1952. No problems had been experienced with the dam until Hurricane Fran struck in 1996, when the dam overtopped. The dam again overtopped on June 14, 2006 due to Tropical Storm Alberto, flooding three downstream homes.
The scope of the project includes:
1. Replace the existing spillway structure (three 36-inch concrete pipes joined into a single 60” concrete pipe downstream of the road) with a spillway structure in the lake and a 5' x 10' concrete culvert;
2. Install an energy dissipator at the outlet of the new spillway to protect against downstream erosion;
3. Regrade the dam and install soil stabilization measures to protect against slope failure;
4. Construct a 41’ back-to-back section of Carolina Pines Avenue across the dam;
5. Install water and sewer improvements related to the construction.
The spillway structure construction is complete, except for a single wing wall at the outlet structure. Remaining work includes backfilling and compacting the roadway, repaving Carolina Pines Avenue and Whistle Court, utility installation and relocation, and completion of the outlet structure.
The project is currently a month behind schedule. It is now scheduled for completion January 28, 2011. There have been unexpected conditions that needed to be addressed during construction. The contractor has encountered more rock than expected, which has required additional time to remove. The contractor has also encountered substantially more poor soil than expected, especially on the upstream face of Carolina Pines Dam. This soil must be removed and the area stabilized in order to support Carolina Pines Avenue.
The project is updated monthly on the City of Raleigh web site, www.raleighnc.gov. For additional information, citizens can contact the City of Raleigh Stormwater Utility Division at 996-3940.
Response from the City of Raleigh's Public Works Department:
A while back, the City had a project to install supplemental street markers at all signalized intersections. These signs are supplemental and not required by the MUTCD or NCDOT and are meant to aid the commuting public. Due to construction of the amphitheater and the new police facility, the surrounding overhead utilities were adjusted and the sign must have gotten lost. Staff will fabricate a new sign to be mounted aerial (on the span wire) and install it in the upcoming weeks. Thanks for your concern and email.
Your concern has been forwarded to the City of Raleigh's Public Works Department for followup. The results will be posted when the investigation is complete.
There are some metal pole streetlights in this area that are on a system owned by the NCDOT and are not City of Raleigh streetlights. Your concern regarding this issue has been forwarded to the NCDOT District Office for their attention.
Your concern was forwarded to the City of Raleigh's Public Works Department.
Their response will be posted after the investigation is complete.
Your concern was forwarded to the City of Raleigh's Parks and Recreation Department. A response will be posted following the department's investigation.
THe City of Raleigh's Public Works Department is investigating. We will post the results when the investigation is complete.
Your concern has been forwarded to the City of Raleigh's Inspections Departemnt. After their investigation is complete, we will post their findings.
The materials that were illegally dumped on City greenway property have been removed.
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Thank you for your concern about the need for bicycle and pedestrian facilities on Ebenezer Church Rd. The City adopted a comprehensive Bicycle Plan in 2009, which recommends adding a paved shoulder along most of this corridor. However, this section of Ebenezer Church Rd falls into the Metro Park Protection Overlay District, which complicates our ability to make improvements by restricting the amount of impervious surface allowed. Sidewalks are currently not permitted in this Overlay District. Adding a paved shoulder, as the bike plan recommends, would be permissible and possible by initiating a street construction project. The City’s Capital Improvement Program prioritizes construction projects and improvements to this section of Ebenezer Church Rd are currently not scheduled in the next five years. Since Ebenezer Church Road is a State maintained roadway, a street improvement project could also be initiated through the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
The City is currently undertaking a process to develop a new Development Code that will take the form of a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). This will include a complete rewrite of the City’s zoning codes and policies. During this process, the Metro Park Protection Overlay District will be reviewed and changes could be made. For more information about this process, please go to www.raleighnc.gov and type “UDO” in the search box.
For any other bicycle or pedestrian related questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jennifer Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)-516-2519.
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