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I-85 SSI Project Open House Presentation

Butner, NC – On April 17, 2024, the South Granville Water & Sewer Authority (SGWASA) hosted an Open House for the I-85 Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project with engineering design partners, CDM Smith. The event attracted community members, stakeholders, youth and local officials interested in learning more about this vital infrastructure upgrade, impacting the region.

SGWASA's Executive Director, Scott N. Schroyer recently provided comment on the project in an interview with Ben Tobin from the Triangle Business Journal. "I started in August of 2019. So they were waiting for me to walk in the door, and then they basically put the study on my desk and said, 'Okay, we've got these major problems. All the growth has stopped. We can't do anything. We need to have this project built. It's $50 million, and we have no money.' So I said, 'Okay, well I do like a challenge, let's see what we can do.'" Shared Director Schroyer.

The Open House featured a series of informative presentations covering various aspects of the project, including administration, business operations, construction details, and community impact information. Attendees gained valuable insights into the project's scope, timeline, and expected outcomes- fostering a deeper understanding of the importance of the initiative for the region.

One highlight of the event was the engaging Kids Zone, where young participants enjoyed interactive activities designed to clarify the water and sewer system processes. These activities took aim to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) among Granville County's youth, laying the groundwork for future generations of informed and engaged citizens.

Janie Locklear, EIT, CDM Smith Project Engineer stated “Having a Kid’s Zone at the I-85 Sanitary Sewer System Improvements Public Meeting makes it evident that SGWASA aims to include residents of all ages in community topics. Having a STEM table for kids available at the meeting, was a great way to educate our next generation of outstanding citizens on the importance of STEM and the various roles of STEM professionals play in creating a safe, productive community.”

Project FAQs

What is the purpose of this project?

The purpose of this project is to address aging infrastructure and insufficient capacity in the existing sanitary sewer system.

When will construction start and how long will it last? Construction will be split into 2 construction packages:

  • Construction Package 1 is expected to start in Quarter 1 of 2025 and last 36 months. -

  • Construction Package 2 is expected to start in Quarter 2 and last 36 months.

What are the typical days and hours that construction will be occurring throughout the week?

Typical allowable work times will be Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. In some instances, night work and/or weekend work will be required.

How will construction impact my sewer service?

Customer sewer service would be impacted in instances when sewer services are being transferred from existing sewer mains to new sewer mains. In these instances, the Contractor will coordinate with customers to temporarily stop using water and sewer for a few hours while service transfers are made.

How will traffic be impacted by construction?

When new sewer main installation occurs in or along roadways, temporary lane and/or road closures will be required. The Contractor will be required to implement advanced warning signs, traffic control measures, detours, and temporary and permanent road repair.

Will my property be impacted by construction?

For homes and businesses in the vicinity of new sewer main installation, construction activities will be performed within public right-of-way and temporary and/or permanent utility easements. The Contractor will be required to restore all disturbed areas.

Will access to my home or business be impacted during construction?

For homes and businesses in the vicinity of new sewer main installation, access may be temporarily impacted. In some instances, the Contractor may be required to perform construction outside of standard workday hours to minimize impact to businesses.

Who should I contact if I have questions or issues during construction?

In this event, please contact

Will there be noticeable odor associated with the sewer line work and/or the new lift stations?

There may be temporary odors observed during pipeline construction associated with accessing existing sewer infrastructure. All new lift stations and associated pressure piping will be equipped with odor control systems.

Will there be a lot of noise generated during construction activities?

Yes, heavy construction equipment will be utilized throughout the project duration.

How will dust generated by construction activities be managed during construction?

The Contractor will be required to maintain dust control throughout the construction duration by use of sprinkling or other similar methods

Download Project Brochure (English)

Download Project Brochure (Spanish)

The Authority is committed to continued transparency and community engagement throughout the duration of its ongoing projects. Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to join the contact list by emailing Krystle Lee, Secretary to the Board and SGWASA Public Information Officer, to stay updated on future events, educational resources distribution, and opportunities for involvement.

Issued 4/18/24 by the South Granville Water and Sewer AuthorityKrystle Lee, PIO/Board Secretary

(919) 575-3367


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