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Why did CFPUA tear up Clear Run Drive when Cardinal Drive was impassable at times?

Lydia Coutre

Q. Why were they tearing up Clear Run Drive for sewer pipe starting Oct. 15, 2014, when Cardinal Drive between Clear Run Drive and Eastwood Road were still impassable at times? Why not fix one before starting another.

A. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority had been working on a project affecting South Cardinal Drive and was beginning work on Clear Run Drive, its spokesman told us at the time.

“The Cardinal Drive portion of the Northeast Interceptor project has been problematic for our contractors,” CFPUA spokesman Mike McGill wrote in an Oct. 16 email. “Sewer pipes must set for at least 30 days and the downpours of this summer have led to significant weather delays.”

The project continues to move forward and paving began last week and is scheduled to take a couple of weeks, McGill wrote.

As for moving onto the Clear Run Drive work, “the nature of these projects is you don’t necessarily completely wrap up in one area before you work in another,” McGill said, adding that it’s not like crews are abandoning Cardinal Drive to do Clear Run Drive.

There are enough crews to finish wrapping up Cardinal Drive and begin work on Clear Run Drive.


Can I disconnect from CFPUA and use my own well and septic tank?

What are CFPUA’s plans for getting water and sewer to parts of unincorporated New Hanover County?

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