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Andover Road (Phase I) Storm Drainage Improvement Project

Phase I - Andover
Phase II - Vernon
Phase III - Coventry/Tyng

Phase I
The Andover Road Storm Drainage Project will improve storm drainage infrastructure throughout the neighborhood.  Storm water related problems in the area include road flooding, house flooding, and channel erosion.  Phase I includes replacement of an existing pipe system between Danbury Street and Andover Road.


- Reduce road and structural flooding.

Andover (Phase I) Map

Cost: $1,400,000
Please note that this figure includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, permits and landscaping.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Andover Road (Phase I) Project through the phases listed below. Specific work is conducted during each phase with an emphasis on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Planning Phase (Completed)
City staff worked with a consultant to plan the improvements in the Andover Area.  These plans are based on citizen calls to 704-336-RAIN, responses to the neighborhood questionnaire and results of the storm event models performed by the consultant. 

The consultant analyzed the problems and proposed several alternative solutions of which CMSWS selected the final alternatives for the project.

Design Phase (Completed)
Detailed construction drawings and exhibits were prepared for every property affected by improvements.  During this phase, many details were addressed including the determination of specific pipe sizes and alignments, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, tree removal and easement widths and locations.  

Permitting Phase (Completed)
During the permitting phase, the required permits and certifications were obtained from County, State and Federal agencies.  

Property Easement/Acquisition Phase (Completed)
The City's real estate staff worked directly with affected citizens to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs). 

The City requested that affected property owners grant SDEs to provide the City access to their property to perform needed improvements and future maintenance. 

Bid Phase (Completed)
During the bid phase, the final plans were circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process.  By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract.

Construction Phase
The construction for this project is complete with one exception.  The new pipes are larger and will eventually be able to carry more water; however, measures are in place to prevent additional water from leaving this section of the system.  These measures will be removed once downstream improvements (Phase II) are complete.

Project Team  

Kate Labadorf, P.E.
City Project Manager

Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager