Installing sewers to serve the Historic Rogers Road Area

Notice of Public Meeting on Construction Update 
March 1, 2018 at 6pm at the Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love Church located at 8005 Rogers Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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March 1, 2018 Meeting Summary  |  Pre-Blast Survey Map - Phase 1


January 19, 2018

The contractor for the Historic Rogers Road Area sewer installation began work in late September. We estimate that the work will be complete in the summer of 2018, but weather and other conditions may affect the contractor’s progress. The sewer that has been installed, to date, is shown in red on the map below.

Order of work: Please see the map below. Over the next month, the contractor will continue to work in the areas (shown in blue) near Merin Road, Eubanks Road, Sandberg Lane and Tallyho Trail. The map lists the expected dates of the future phases of work, and these dates will be updated as work progresses. Please be aware that our estimates of when the contractor will work in a given area are subject to change due to weather, etc. Please note that upcoming work in the blue areas includes tree clearing as well as sewer installation.

How the work may affect you:

  • In some locations, the contractor will work in “easements” in off-street areas. A sewer easement is an area on private land where OWASA has the right to make improvements; do repairs, maintenance and inspections; and maintain clear access. The easement means there are some restrictions on how a landowner can use land covered by an easement.
  • If sewer pipes will be installed on your property, Orange County has acquired an easement from you.
  • When the contractor works in the street right-of-way, traffic may be limited to one lane near the work area. We will maintain access for emergency and service vehicles at all times.
  • If the contractor must block access to your driveway to install a sewer, the contractor will notify you in advance.
  • There will be noise, dust and mud. The contractor’s normal work hours will be 7 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • If it is necessary to interrupt any utility services, we will notify you in advance if the interruption is planned. If the interruption is not planned, we will work with the utilities involved to restore service as soon as possible.

We know this sewer project has been a long time coming, and we look forward to its completion and the opportunity to provide public sewer service to you. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this sewer project, please contact me at the number or email below.

For more information:

  • Allison M. Reinert, P.E., Utilities Engineer ,919-537-4229 or
  • Mary Darr, P.E., Director of Engineering and Planning, 919-537-4246 or

Image of work completed as of January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018 update

December 18, 2017 update

November 17, 2017 update

October 11, 2017 update

September 15, 2017 update

Invitation to the groundbreaking ceremony on June 20, 2017

October 9, 2015  update

November 23, 2015 update