South Shore Stormwater Project

The Town of Surf City, along with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), will install a total of 5,674 square feet of Stormwater Management Underground Infiltration System, a Stormwater Pump station with an Accessible Electrical Control Panel, a Storm Drainage System, and Erosion Sediment Control at the two sites including 1815 and 2201 South Shore Dr. Surf City NC. This effort will help reduce the amount of standing water on South Shore Dr. and redirect it back into the groundwater.  This will address the flooding on South Shore Drive and allow for safer road access during rainstorms.

In addition to the stormwater improvements, NCDOT will also be resurfacing the entirety of South Shore Drive from the S-Curve south to the Topsail Beach town line. This work will follow the stormwater project and is anticipated to extend into Spring 2024.  For a closer look at the plans, see the link below.


Projected start date is 9/11/2023 and will include:  

  • Close 1815 S. Shore Dr. Public Parking Lot to use as the supply and staging area.  

  • Periodic Lane closures beginning after September 11, 2023, to cut asphalt and setting manholes.  

  • Continuous Single Lane Closure Beginning October 11, 2023, to install DI boxes and lay pipe.  Once all pipes and structures are in place, the Tier Asphalt contractor will patch out all open cuts.  Concrete contractors will repair any removed concrete.

    The Project has an expected duration of 150 days to Substantial Completion and 180 days to Final Completion for the 1815 Site; and 90 days to Substantial Completion and 120 days to Final Completion for the 2201 Site.pg4