Fayetteville, North Carolina, awarded with $3.5 million for stormwater improvement

June 4, 2024
Fayetteville, North Carolina, was awarded with a $3.5 million grant for stormwater improvement.

The City of Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the North Carolina Emergency Management Disaster Relief and Mitigation fund for the Ivy and Lyon Road Drainage Improvement Project.

The Lyon-Ivy project is an outcome of the watershed master plan program that evaluates the severity of citywide flooding, identifies regional-scale projects and ensures multi-jurisdiction collaborations to create flood resiliency.

The master plan is designed to improve drainage throughout the city to benefit motorists, residents, and area businesses by reducing flooding during storm events.

The award was made possible by the efforts of organizations like the American Flood Coalition, who initially highlighted the funding available through North Carolina Emergency Management.

The project will replace two culverts and a series of storm drainage piping in the area of the Eutaw Tributary in and around Lyon, Ivy, McKimmon and McGougan Roads, as well as Rogers Drive and Chester Circle.

The city’s Watershed Master Plan includes a set of prioritized, short- and long-term projects. The city has already approved over $60 million for high-priority projects.