Kenan Stadium Trunkline Replacement

Owner / GC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Completed date

May 2017

Project Type

Storm Drain

This high profile project consisted of improvements to a storm drain trunkline running beneath Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. The existing 42” RCP line was decades old and in need of an upsize and replacement. The 376’ of old pipe which ran from endzone to endzone at depths of 12 to 20’ was replaced with new 60” RCP with water-tight gasketed joints. A blind junction box was also added on the upstream end of the pipe alignment. The many challenges of the project included extremely tight construction access with limited laydown, the requirement to keep the stadium open to student traffic, construction occurring during one of the worst winters in the past 10+ years as well as a condensed schedule to ensure spring commencement could go on as planned. Even with the full field sod replacement added to the scope of work midway through construction, the project finished 2 weeks ahead of schedule.