Sewer repair at Prestwick Road

August 8, 2017

A contractor working for OWASA (Carolina Civilworks) is continuing the sewer repair on Prestwick Road and in an OWASA easement on nearby property.  

The work is on schedule for completion in September. Over the next 30 days we anticipate performing the majority of the heavy construction.   

During this time, there will be at least 1 week of overnight work lasting between 7 to 10 days while the contractor relines the inside of the pipe. We anticipate the overnight work will occur between Monday, August 21st and Friday, September 1st.  

How the work may affect you 

  • During the lining work, there will be plastic and ammonia-like odors close to the construction area while the lining hardens.  
  • Construction will continue to impact drivers on Prestwick Road and pedestrians along NC 54 and Prestwick Road.  Prestwick Road will be closed to through traffic east of Hamilton Road as shown on the map below. 

  • The large black plastic pipe on top of the pavement will continue to carry wastewater around the repair area. This line will be protected throughout the project by concrete or plastic water filled barriers.  If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the pipe, please contact me immediately at 919-537-4247 or smlobdell@owasa.org.   
  • If there are unplanned interruptions of utility services, we will work with the utilities involved to restore service as soon as possible. 
  • There will be noise, odor and mud, but we will comply with the Town’s noise ordinance. Work hours will typically be from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. However, some overnight work is planned for later this month as described above.  

How the work may affect you

  • Construction will impact drivers on Prestwick Road and pedestrians along NC 54 and Prestwick Road.  Driving ramps will be available for access to the lower parking deck through the Aloft driveway and pedestrian ramps will be available along the south side of Prestwick. While the ramp is being built, only the parking garage entrance off Preswick will be open.
  • A large black plastic pipe on top of the pavement will carry wastewater around the repair area. This line will be protected throughout the project by concrete or plastic water filled barriers.  If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the pipe, please contact Simon Lobdell, PE, Project Manager, immediately at 919-537-4247 or smlobdell@owasa.org
  • If there are unplanned interruptions of utility services, we will work with the utilities involved to restore service as soon as possible.
  • There will be noise, odor and mud, but we will comply with the Town’s noise ordinance. Work hours will typically be from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.
  • However, at least twice during the project, work will have to occur at night and this will involve noise and odor.  We will send an update when the night work is scheduled.

Comments or questions? For future updates

Please feel free to contact Simon Lobdell, PE, Project Manager, at 919-537-4247 or smlobdell@owasa.org whenever you have any questions or comments.

If you have questions about the Town’s construction, please contact Ran Northam, Town of Chapel Hill Communications Specialist, at (919) 969-4878.

We ask you to share your e-mail address with us if you received this notice in paper form. We strongly prefer e-mail because it saves postage, paper and time and it enables us to reach you quickly if necessary.

If you have renters at your property/ies near our project, please ask them to contact us if they have questions or comments or wish to be on our distribution list for future updates.

Project notice on June 21, 2017

Update on August 8, 2017