Forest Hill Road & Caledonia Road Stormwater Improvement Project

Last updated or reviewed on April 1, 2022

new drainage structure

Recently Completed

Project construction began in the fall of 2021 with substantial completion this winter 2021.

The Forest Hill Drive section of the project is funded by the Stormwater Capital Fund, and makes a critical connection between the Kenilworth Road stormwater system and the Caledonia Road stormwater system. Several new inlets were added and new pipes installed inside the right-of-way of Forest Hill Drive (from Caledonia to Kenilworth Road) and the upper portion of Caledonia Road to improve drainage and reduce stormwater on the roadway. Concrete curb was also installed to allow stormwater to be intercepted without causing erosion along the road edge.

Road safety improvements include a modification of the intersection of Caledonia Road and Caledonia Road just before Forest Hill Drive, speed humps to slow traffic on either side of the stop sign, and resurfacing the remaining Caledonia Road and Forest Hill Drive (from Caledonia to Kenilworth Road).

 


Background

The lack of an existing drainage system along with aging infrastructure causes flooding in the roadway of Forest Hill Road and Caledonia Road.  A new stormwater drainage system will be installed within the right-of-way while adding additional structures along the road to intercept water and direct it into the new system. The new stormwater system will improve roadway drainage and provide stormwater conveyance inside the right-of-way.  

The Public Works Stormwater Division is coordinating this installation with the City Water Resources Department and the Metropolitan Sewerage District who are replacing aging water and sewer lines in the roadway.  This cooperation is providing new utilities under the new asphalt and concrete curb from Kenilworth Road all the way down to Caledonia Road.   

This project is a partnership funded by City Bond money (along Caledonia Road), Stormwater funds (along Forest Hill Road), and a continuation of the previous Caledonia Road resurfacing.  Two new speed humps are paid for by the City’s Transportation Division.

 


Timeline

2019

  • Spring: Preliminary design

2020

  • Fall: 100% Design

2021

  • Summer: Advertising project for construction
  • Fall: Contract Awarded – Start of construction
  • Winter: Project Completed – Paving Complete

Click here for construction area map.

stormwater structure and curb installation
Stormwater structure and curb installation
after installation
After installation

 


Contact Information

Valerie Welbourn, Project Manager
828-259-5407

 

Russ Davis, PE, Stormwater Program Manager
828-259-5548

 

Stormwater Services
828-232-4567

 


 

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