Final Public Notice: Woodhaven Drive Repair

Posted October 2, 2020

City of Havelock has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) as a sub- recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Under Executive Order (EO) 11988 and EO 11990, FEMA is required to consider alternatives, and to provide a public notice of any proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide the opportunity for public participation in the planning process and to consider potential impacts to minority and low-income populations. This notice may also fulfill requirements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Proposed Work and Purpose

The City of Havelock intends to restore the damaged section of Woodhaven Drive to pre-disaster function and capacity. Repairs include removing and replacing damaged road surface, road base, guardrails, concrete slope armoring, overflow structure, and drain scuppers. To comply with current roadway design standards, functionality will be restored by removing (3) damaged culverts (varying shapes, sizes and lengths) to install a precast cored single span bridge (45 LF). The damaged slope armoring will be replaced to current standards above the ordinary high-water line, with vegetation for slope stabilization below, where practicable.

Construction methods will include the temporary installation of a 1,200 SF sheet pile cofferdam and 150 LF of bypass flow trench for dewatering during construction (and removed after construction). The proposed repairs will minimize future flood damages and restore a safer access to the surrounding residents, businesses and properties.

See the Final Public Notice document for full details