News and Events
City of Raleigh Water Main Replacement Project
City of Raleigh has hired Moffat Pipe, Inc. to install a new 6" ductile iron water line from N. Arendell Avenue along E. Glenn Street to Shepard School Road. As part of this project, the existing 6" cast iron pipe will be removed. Moffat will be mobilizing on January 2nd and begin installation on January 3rd. The project is expected to be complete within 2 months. Please use caution while travelling in this area as crews will be working in the street. Please direct any questions to Jason Richardson with CORPUD at 919-795-0375 or Mark Pearson with Moffat at 919-422-7661. Project Area Map
City of Raleigh Water Line Extension Project to Affect Zebulon Traffic
On Monday, December 5th, the City of Raleigh Public Utilities will start construction to extend a 12 inch water line on Mack Todd Road and West Gannon Avenue. There will be some traffic lane shifts at times during construction; however, two-way traffic will be maintained. The work is expected to be completed within 3 to 4 months. This project is one of the city's Capital Improvement Projects. Customers in this area should not experience any significant interruption of water service. When limited interruptions are necessary, residents will be notified in advance. For a map of the work area, click here. For questions, please contact Jason Richardson at 919-795-0375.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Zebulon Public Works will be collecting live Christmas Trees during our normal yard waste collection after Christmas. Please place your tree on the right of way and do not forget to remove all decorations.
Sewer Easements Explained
City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (CORPUD) recently sent a brochure in the utility bill which explains sewer easements and how they are utilized and serviced by CORPUD. To view the entire brochure, click here.
N. Arendell Avenue Access and Operational Improvements Project
Town of Zebulon has hired Volkert, Inc. and Summit Design and Engineering Services to design the following operational improvements to the Arendell Avenue corridor:
- Dual left turns from southbound Pearces Road onto eastbound Arendell Avenue
- Signal modifications to allow more time for left-turning vehicles
- 400' of additional lane on the south side of Arendell Avenue
- Construction of median for safer access movements
- New sidewalks along Arendell Avenue
- Roadway improvements on Jones Street, Hendricks Drive, and a new service road behind Eddins Oil
The surveying has been completed by Summit and Volkert has completed development of 25% design drawings. We received NCDOT's response to the 25% plans on November 3, 2016. Current work on this project includes:
- Incorporation of 25% design comments from NCDOT
- Development of 65% design drawings
- Cost estimate for 65% design phase
- Signal analysis for traffic light at Hendricks Road
- Hydraulic analysis/storm water calculations
- Environmental documentation
- Geotechnical analysis
- Lighting submittal to Duke Energy
- Request for exemption to allow Volkert to complete Construction Administration and Construction Engineering Inspection (Received exemption on October 25, 2016)
- Request concurrence from NCDOT that Town of Zebulon's RFQ process met federal and State requirements (Received concurrence on November 17, 2016)
Public meetings will be held at the 65% and 100% design phases. The next public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the main lobby at Town Hall, 1003 N. Arendell Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend to view the most current plans and to speak directly with the design engineers. If you have any questions regarding this project, please call Public Works at 919-269-5285 or Planning at 919-823-1810.
Town of Zebulon hired Volkert Engineering in November 2015 to conduct a street analysis of the Town's 19.39 miles of streets with an estimated value of $14 million. Volkert performed an in-depth evaluation of pavement management practices and made recommendations for improvement. The evaluation included a review of the pavement condition survey methodology, the strategy for selecting pavement treatments, and other noteworthy practices. The existing pavement condition is displayed on the map below.
Stormwater Volunteers Needed
Look for "Mr. Drip" and upcoming opportunities to protect our stormwater system. Zebulon Public Works is seeking citizen volunteers to participate in Stormwater Management activities. Anyone wishing to volunteer for a citizens stormwater group may contact Zebulon Public Works at 919-269-5285.
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