Drainage Studies & Projects

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Drainage Assessments

  • Upper Highway 31/Shades Crest/Vestavia Lake Drainage Assessment – Stormwater Masterplan to inventory and analyze existing storm drainage system and develop plans to improve deficiencies.
    Consultant: Schoel Engineering
  • Dolly Ridge Drainage Assessment – More information to come.
  • Fairhaven Drive Drainage Assessment – More information to come.
  • Blind Brook Lane
    Scope of Work (based on conceptual in-house review): Install approx. 60 LF of 22” x 13” RCP and two new inlets
    Consultant: In-house
    Project Status Update: Next step should project move forward would be engaging a Consultant to complete survey and design services to determine feasibility and costs
  • Ridgedale Drive
    Scope of Work (public): (1) Install approx. 880 LF of new 18” pipe; (2) Install 4 new curb inlets; (3) Install approx. 1,100 LF of new 30” valley gutter
    Consultant: Sain Associates
    Project Status Update: 7/26/2022 Sain has presented a preliminary design plan and cost estimate. Private improvements are required on the downstream end for project success. City Staff and Sain met with property owner to present findings.  Survey and utility investigation to finalize construction plans were also discussed.
  • Ridgely Drive
    Scope of Work: Planning study to review existing conditions and develop improvement recommendations to address deficiencies (will likely involve public and private improvements)
    Consultant: Sain Associates
    Project Status Update: 7/26/2022 City Staff and Sain met with homeowner to show results from the study.  Homeowner was going to reach out to neighbors to begin a conversation.  City Staff is going to camera some adjacent storm drain pipes to ensure proper flow.
  • Tyler Road at Twin Branch
    Scope of Work: Survey and design services to assist with replacement of storm pipe failure at intersection
    Consultant: TTL
    Project Status Update: City has received Consultant’s proposal for survey and design services

Ongoing & Future Drainage Projects

  • Autumn Lane
    Scope of Work (public): Install new 48” pipe under Autumn Lane
    Consultant: Sain Associates
    Project Status Update: Project has been put on hold due to private property upgrades required in order for project to be successful.
  • Blue Lake Drive
    Scope of Work: Replace existing 15” pipe with 22” x 13” RCP and construct 2 headwalls
    Consultant: In-house
    Project Status Update: Public Works has pipe available.  Work ready to be scheduled.
  • Buckhead Road
    Scope of Work: (1) Install 2 new inlets and 18” pipe under road; (2) Grade in grass swale and install rip rap
    Consultant: In-house
    Project Status Update: Public Works has pipe available. Work ready to be scheduled.
  • Comer Circle
    Scope of Work: (1) Remove existing 18” collapsed pipe and replace with new 22” x 13” RCP; (2) Construct 2 new inlets
    Consultant: In-house
    Project Status Update: Work ready to be scheduled. Lesser priority project at the current time.
  • Dolly Ridge Road
    Scope of Work (public): (1) Install 37 LF 28” x 18” RCP; (2) Install new Type-S single wing inlet; (3) Install 2 new junction boxes
    Consultant: Caprine Engineering
    Project Status Update: Construction drawings have been completed. Public Works has pipe available. Work ready to be scheduled.
  • Fairhaven/Midland/Poe
    Scope of Work: (1) Replace concrete headwall and construct a new concrete flume; (2) Replace existing 60” corrugated metal pipe
    Consultant: Engineering Design Group, LLC
    Project Status Update: These are initial 2 improvements recommended as part of stormwater masterplan study for the area.  Study is ongoing. Work ready to be scheduled.
  • Kyle Lane
    Scope of Work: (1) Replace 45 LF of existing 48” pipe with 3’ x 7’ box culvert; (2) Replace 2 existing inlets; (3) Replace 29 LF of existing 15” pipe with 28” x 18” arch pipe; (4) Install 54 LF of 28” x 18” arch pipe
    Consultant: Sain Associates
    Contractor: Southeastern Sealcoating
    Project Status Update: Project bid and awarded in late 2021. Delay due to culvert procurement – anticipate project to begin September 2022.  Pre-construction meeting set for August 4
  • Massey Road
    Scope of Work: Local projects to be completed prior to ALDOT bid: (1) Replace existing 18” corrugated metal pipe with  new 29” x 18” reinforced concrete arch pipe; (2) Replace existing 18” reinforced concrete pipe with new 18” reinforced concrete pipe
    Consultant: In-house, Neel-Schaffer survey (ALDOT project)
    Project Status Update: Public Works has pipe available.  Work ready to be scheduled.
  • Oakview Lane
    Scope of Work (Phase III): Replace old metal pipe that has collapsed along Oakview Lane and perform associated inlet box and roadway repairs
    Consultant: Caprine Engineering
    Contractor: Tomahawk Construction
    Project Status Update: Phase I & II Complete; Phase III – construction scheduled to begin 7/18/22; Phase IV – future
  • Southwood Road (1930)
    Scope of Work: (1) Replace approx. 62 LF of existing 18” RCP in right-of-way; (2) Install headwall and rip rap at outfall
    Consultant: Sain Associates
    Project Status Update: Next steps are to coordinate with property owners and schedule work
  • Southwood Road (1957)
    Scope of Work: (1) Replace approx. 34 LF of existing 24” pipe under roadway; (2) Install new inlets, approx. 26 LF of new 24” pipe & headwall w/ rip rap; (3) Replace approx. 130 LF of valley gutter
    Consultant: Sain Associates
    Project Status Update: Public Works has pipe available. Work ready to be scheduled.

Recently Completed Drainage Projects

Maintenance Area 1 Maintenance Area 4
Balfour Drive Blue Lake Drive at Elmore
Graylynn Drive Cahaba Heights Ball Fields
Hickory Road Crosshaven Drive
Mission Road Lewis Street
Tyler Place Noel Drive at Valley Park Drive
Vestavia Place Noel Drive at Valley Park Place
Oakview Lane Phase 2
Maintenance Area 2 Old Looney Mill Road
Biltmore Avenue Overton Road
Blueberry Lane Overton Road at Stoneleigh
Morgan Drive Ridgely Drive
Pizitz Drive Ridgely Drive at North Cahaba
Southwood Road Sheffield Drive
Trousdale Street Stoneleigh Drive
Valley Park Drive
Maintenance Area 3 White Oak Drive at Valley Park Place
Beaumont at Monterey
Beaumont at Shades Crest
Gresham Drive
Leslie Ann Road
Milbrook Road
Skyland Drive
Vesclub Circle

Planning Studies

  • Traffic Operations APPLE Study (Phase 1) – This study was initiated by the City through the Advanced Planning, Programming and Logical Engineering (APPLE) program developed by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) and includes evaluation of traffic operations at the following intersections:
  • APPLE Potential Intersection Study:
    • Dolly Ridge Road & Rocky Ridge Road (Jeff Co) – currently signalized; review signal operations and potential turn lane additions
    • Sicard Hollow Road & Blue Lake Drive (Jeff Co/Bham) – not currently signalized; review for safety, operational and sight line improvements
    • Shades Crest/Rocky Ridge Road/U.S. Highway 280 (Jeff Co/ALDOT) – currently signalized and coordinated with U.S. 280 system; capacity analysis
    • Highway 31 & Shades Crest Road (ALDOT/Jeff Co) – currently signalized; review signal operations and potential turn lane additions
    • Highway 31 & Columbiana Road (ALDOT/Jeff Co) – currently signalized; review signal operations and operational improvements
    • Highway 31/Old Creek Trail/Leona Way (ALDOT) – currently signalized; review signal operations, operational improvements with access management
    • Columbiana Road & Shades Crest/Vestaview (Jeff Co) – currently signalized; pedestrian access
    • Highway 31/City Hall/Sprouts (ALDOT/Jeff Co) – currently signalized; pedestrian access
    • Highway 31/Pizitz Drive (ALDOT/Jeff Co) – currently signalized; pedestrian access
    • River Run Drive & River Run Trail (Jeff Co/Bham) – not signalized; analysis for need to add 3‐way stop or other means of traffic control
    • Jacobs Road & Massey Road (City of Vestavia Hills) – not signalized; review safety and sight line improvements, right‐of‐way constraints
  • Acton Road APPLE Grant (Feasibility Study) – in design phase
  • Wald Park Master Plan – awaiting Community Spaces Plan approval by Council
  • Crosshaven APPLE grant – for more information, visit Crosshaven Drive Corridor Study
  • East Street Analysis and Planning – for more information, visit East Street Data Collection Summary