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Planning and Development

Spring Branch Resiliency Project

The Spring Branch Community Restoration and Resiliency Project entails data collection and analysis in order to develop a comprehensive restoration and resiliency plan for the Spring Branch watershed corridor.


The Town has received funding from the North Carolina Land and Water Fund (NCLWF) to complete this project.  The purpose of the study is to analyze and develop conceptual solutions in the form of a comprehensive restoration and resiliency plan to reduce ongoing flooding, erosion, and stormwater issues in the watershed, as well as identify further funding sources and grants to implement each proposed and prioritized project. 

McCormick Taylor, Inc., a multidiscipline engineering, planning and environmental consulting firm with an office in Raleigh, NC, will perform data collection and develop the restoration and resiliency plan. The study area includes the 1.53-square-mile Spring Branch watershed and nearly all of Market Street in the downtown area. The watershed extends north to North Street, south to Brogden Road, and is bordered to the southeast by Interstate 95. McCormick Taylor, Inc. and their representatives will be on location collecting data over the next few months and may require temporary access to some properties within the study area.  Before anyone enters any property off public right-of-way, a representative will knock on the door to ask for permission to access the property. You are not obligated to allow access to your property.  


In addition to feedback collected from past studies and workshops, the study effort will be supplemented by feedback from key local stakeholders and the public. The first public meeting will be held at a TBD date and location which will be posted here on this page and on the Town of Smithfield Facebook page. We encourage you to attend, share your thoughts, and learn more about the study.


McCormick Taylor, Inc. and the town will provide updates and public involvement opportunities via email. We encourage you to sign up to receive future communications by entering your email in the box below.


Questions concerning this project can be directed to Brian Roberts with McCormick Taylor, Inc.