Projects In Progress

West Rocky River Elevated Storage Tank

Total Project Budget: $4.2 Million

Expected Completion Date: February 2021


This project involves the construction and installation of a 1.0 Million Gallon Elevated Storage Tank and related site work. The new tank will increase capacity of the system to 1.4 Million Gallons. The addition of the water tower will allow the Town of Harrisburg to meet water demand requirements for current and future growth, meet fire flow requirements for current and future growth, increase storage in the system, increase system reliability, and improve water quality. Water Tower ElevationWater Tower Location Graphic

Morehead West Sanitary Sewer


The Morehead West Area Plan was created to define the future of this undeveloped area and create a guideline for its future development. Before any development can begin within the area, utility infrastructure is needed. The Morehead West Area Plan can be found here: Morehead West Area Plan

The Town of Harrisburg is working with Black and Veatch Engineering to design Phase 1 of the Morehead West Sanitary Sewer alignment which will decommission the Leatherwood Pump Station and provide sanitary sewer service to the area. 

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Pump Station Decommissioning Projects

Britley #2 Pump Station Decommissioning

The Town is currently working with Gavel and Dorn Engineering to decommission the existing Britely #2 Pump Station. Decommissioning the pump station will lower operation and maintenance costs. 

  • Anticipated Design Completion: January 2020
  • Anticipated Bid for Construction: February 2020
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: December 2020

Frances Haven and Farmington Pump Station Decommissionings 

The Town is currently working with Gavel and Dorn Engineering to decommission the existing Frances Haven and Farmington  Pump Stations. Decommissioning the pump stations will lower operation and maintenance costs. 

  • Anticipated Design Completion: January 2020
  • Anticipated Bid for Construction: March 2020
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: March 2021

FY 2020 Waterline Improvements

Total Project Budget: $725,000

Expected Completion Date: June, 2020


This project will replace thin-walled PVC and small diameter water line pipes that remain throughout portions of the old system, mostly located in the oldest portions of the down town area. Replacing existing lines with 6 inch lines and adding fire hydrants will provide additional fire protection.


2019 Waterline

Bradford Park Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study

Every year, the Town of Harrisburg completes sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects. These projects are intended to extend the life of the system utilizing trenchless technologies and alternative methods of repair and rehabilitation. The Town intends to utilize this Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Study (SSES) to identify primary areas of concern within the Bradford Park Subdivision and use the study to prioritize future system improvements. The objectives of the SSES include:

  • Evaluation of approximately 24,700 linear feet (LF) of sanitary sewer and approximately 95 manholes using Smoke Testing and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • Generation of individual reports summarizing the results of each element inspected. An example of an element is an individual manhole or pipe segment between manholes. Each element will be assigned a characterization of level of function and quality which can be used to rate the structures and pipe segments by need of repair.

Anticipated Start Date for Evaluation: Spring 2020

Repairs may begin immediately depending on severity of impairments. All other repairs are anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2021. 


System A Stormwater Improvements

Design

The Town is working with Gavel and Dorn Engineering to design storm drain improvements along Autumn Drive and School Avenue. This older portion of the downtown area, also called the Harrisburg Park Subdivision, receives significant amounts of stormwater and the storm system in the area is referred to as System A. 

The Town of Harrisburg held a public meeting on October 3, 2019 to meet with homeowners in the area and discuss the alignment. 

Once design plans are finalized and easements are acquired, the town will bid the project. Anticipated bid date for the project is March 2020. 

Construction 

Information to follow - anticipated start date April 2020. Anticipated Completion date December 2020.

Intersection Improvements

Paid for by Transportation Bond 

Transportation Bond was approved in November 2017 for $4 million to be used for road, sidewalk and corridor improvements throughout Town. Major projects identified are: Road Resurfacing, Sidewalk Construction, Major Intersection Improvements and Hwy 49 Corridor Improvements. Funding of the bond had to wait until July 1, 2018 and bond authorization requires the Town to execute funding within seven years of bond approval, with the Town having the option to extend it out to 10 years if desired. A significant number of projects will be initiated in 2019-2020. Private development may speed up or slow down the implementation of some projects.



Tom Query Road/Caldwell Road:

  • The Town will install a four-way stop at the intersection in the coming months and the long-term plan (2+ years from completion) is to install a signalized intersection with turn lanes. Both improvements will be fully funded by the Town but need NCDOT approvals.

Tom Query Road/Robinson Church Road:

  • A round-a-bout will be installed but the timeline is dependent upon potential residential development at the intersection. Potential private funding could spur the timeline of the project. Without private development, the project is 2-4 years from beginning.

Main Street/Roberta Road:

  • A signalized intersection will be installed and is expected to be fully funded and constructed as part of the Town Center rezoning approval. The timeline is dependent upon private development.

Rocky River Road/Robinson Church Road:

  • Turn lanes will be installed on north and southbound Robinson Church Road. A portion of the project will be funded by private development that is already approved, and the timeline is dependent upon private development. Implementation could be within the next two years.

Highway 49 Corridor Improvements

Paid for by Transportation Bond

Transportation Bond was approved in November 2017 for $4 million to be used for road, sidewalk and corridor improvements throughout Town. Funding of the bond had to wait until July 1, 2018 and bond authorization requires the Town to execute funding within seven years of bond approval, with the Town having the option to extend it out to 10 years if desired. A significant number of projects will be initiated in 2019-2020. 

Hwy 49 Corridor Improvements

Hwy 49 Corridor improvements are at the bottom of the priority list while the Town determines if funding is available.

Caldwell Road Extension (between Hwy 49 and Hwy 29/Concord Parkway):

  • A four-lane divided roadway corridor to connect Hwy 49 and Hwy 29/Concord Parkway will be designed as a economic development driver to what is mostly vacant, inaccessible land. This will create an alternate route to Morehead Road to reach Hwy 29/Concord Parkway and relieve traffic congestion on Morehead Road. The Town will rely on private development to fund the roadway, but design and initial construction spur will initiate economic development interest.

Caldwell Road Extension

Paid for by Transportation Bond 

Transportation Bond was approved in November 2017 for $4 million to be used for road, sidewalk and corridor improvements throughout Town. Major projects identified are: Road Resurfacing, Sidewalk Construction, Major Intersection Improvements and Hwy 49 Corridor Improvements. Funding of the bond had to wait until July 1, 2018 and bond authorization requires the Town to execute funding within seven years of bond approval, with the Town having the option to extend it out to 10 years if desired. A significant number of projects will be initiated in 2019-2020. 


Design

This project involves the design of the Caldwell Road Extension, which will extend North of the existing intersection of Caldwell Road and NC Highway 49 toward Highway 29, and is intended to promote economic growth and development in the area. The design will include design of roadway, alignment, survey and right-of-way plans. The design will also incorporate items including, but not limited to, design of sidewalk, permitting, environmental permitting, and intersection improvements.

The Town is currently working with RK&K Engineers to conduct the preliminary design and feasibility study. The anticipated completion date of the feasibility study is Summer 2020.



Sidewalk Projects

Paid for by Transportation Bond 

The Transportation Bond was approved in November 2017 for $4 million to be used for road, sidewalk and corridor improvements throughout Town.

Sidewalk Design and Construction Projects

Design of new sidewalk along the following major corridors will begin in Fall 2019: Caldwell Road, Stallings Road, Harris Depot Road, Kee Lane and other areas identified as needing sidewalk connectivity.

Caldwell Road Sidewalk

The Town has contracted Kimley Horn Associates to design a sidewalk on Caldwell Road which will tie in on the North end to the existing sidewalk on the bridge near Harrisburg Industrial Park Drive and tie in in front of Ace Academy on the South end of the project. The project will also include a rapid flashing beacon for pedestrian crossing. Caldwell Road is owned and maintained by NCDOT. The Town will coordinate with NCDOT for review and approval of the sidewalk. 

  • Estimated Design Completion Date: Spring 2020
  • Estimated Construction Completion Date: Winter 2020

Stallings Road

The design and construction of sidewalk along Stallings Road is developer driven at this time, due to two new developments going in on Stallings Road. The Town will continue to work with developers to ensure that the final sidewalk design is a best fit for the town. 

Harris Depot Road

Harris Depot Road is currently NCDOT maintained, but will be turned over to the Town in Spring of 2020 after stormwater improvements have been made by NCDOT. Once the Town accepts the road into its maintenance system, design and construction of sidewalks will begin. 

  • Estimated Design Completion Date: Fall 2020
  • Estimated Construction Completion Date: Summer 2021

Kee Lane

Sidewalk was installed on the east side of Kee Lane by developers for Firestone and Novant Health. 

  • Construction Completion Date: Fall 2019