Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays

Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress. 

Devonwood Lower Dam (McFadyen Drive)


The Devonwood Lower Dam was damaged by Hurricane Matthew on October 8, 2016.  The Devonwood Lower Dam supports part of McFadyen Drive.  Water overtopped the dam and caused some slope failure on the downstream side.  Following the disaster, the City conducted an assessment of the dam to determine an estimated cost for repairs.  The estimated cost to repair the dam is $2.9 million.

Project Overview

The City will perform a repair on the Devonwood Lower Dam, located on McFadyen Drive, to repair damage from Hurricane Matthew floodwaters.

Project Details:

  • Status: Design
  • Next Step: Advertising and Award Contract
  • Contract / Contractor:
    • Design: WK Dickson & Company Inc.
    • Project Manager: Freese and Nichols, Inc.
  • Estimated Construction Begin: TBD
  • Estimated Construction Completion:TBD

Affected Neighborhoods

  • Devonwood
  • Fleetwood Lake 

Contributing Departments:

  • City of Fayetteville Public Services Department- Engineering Division


For More Information: 

Current Weekly Status Status 

The design plans for Devonwood Lower Dam are complete and under review by North Carolina Dam Safety.  Dam Safety must approve and issue a permit before construction can begin.  Required permits from NCDEQ and the US Army Corps have been obtained.  One easement still needs to be acquired within the project area.

Advertisement and bid phases are anticipated in the summer of 2019.

Page updated 6/11//2019*

*We attempt to update page on a weekly basis. However, given the nature of the project, there may not be significant changes from week to week.

For more information, please call the Engineering and Infrastructure Department at 910-433-1656.

Devonwood Lower Dam (McFadyen Dr.) Community Meeting - July 25, 2017 


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