Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation has been working closely with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) to reduce the impact of the sewer project on adjacent public facilities such as Boyce Park and McAlpine Creek Park. The sewer project must run through McAlpine Creek Greenway due to the presence of adjacent sewer and natural gas pipeline corridors. This project will enhance system performance, provide increased sewer capacity for present and future needs, and protect the water quality in McAlpine Creek.
Sections of Greenway Closed for Construction
Work will begin on the sewer pipe installation under Upper McAlpine Creek Greenway near Sardis Road on May 27. The greenway will be closed between Sardis Road and Monroe Road, although some areas may be accessible until crews begin digging. In addition, The parking lot and greenway access from Old Bell Road is closed. Use McAlpine Park at 8711 Monroe Road for greenway access. Please use caution around any construction vehicles on the greenway. Construction vehicles may access greenway site from Sardis Road and Monroe Road. Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation (MCPR) and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department (CMUD) are working closely to reduce the impact of the sewer project on adjacent public facilities such as Boyce Park and McAlpine Creek Park, especially the fall 5K race season. The 5K trail events in McAlpine Creek Park will not be interrupted between August 1 and December 15 of any year. Both James Boyce Park and McAlpine Creek Park will be open and accessible, although some areas may be limited during construction. CMUD and MCPR installed signs in parks and entrances to alert citizens about sewer project and greenway closure. Click here to view pdf of greenway map showing construction activity.
The following video provides an overview of the project.