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Andover Road Storm Drainage Improvement Project

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

Phase III
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.  Proposed work in Phase III includes pipe and culvert replacements and channel cleaning and stabilization.  Streets in Phase III include:  Ferncliff Road, Coventry Road, Tyng Way, and Chelmsford Road, Andover Road, Randolph Road, Audubon Road, and Exeter Road. 


- Reduce road and structural flooding and erosion

Andover (Phase III) Map



Cost: $ 4,100,000
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 III) Project through the phases listed below. Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.

Planning Phase (Completed August 2005)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) worked with The Isaacs Group (Isaacs) to plan the improvements in the Andover Area.  These plans were based on citizen calls to 704-336-RAIN, responses to the neighborhood questionnaire and results of the storm event models performed by Isaacs.

A public meeting was held on May 24, 2005 to present the proposed improvements and obtain property owner feedback.

Design Phase (Completed March 2007)
Detailed construction drawings and exhibits are prepared for every property affected by improvements.  During this phase, many details must be addressed including the determination of specific pipe sizes and alignments, stream widths and lining types, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, tree removal and easement widths and locations.  A public meeting was held on April 25, 2006 to present the preliminary plans and begin the easement phase.

Permitting Phase (Completed March 2007)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits and certifications are obtained from County, State and Federal agencies.  Permit applications are prepared and meetings are conducted with the NC Division of Environment and Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Property Easement/Acquisition Phase (Completed March 2007)
This phase was kicked-off with a public meeting held on April 25, 2006.  The City's real estate staff works directly with affected citizens to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs).  The City requests that affected property owners grant SDEs to provide the City access to their property to perform needed improvements and future maintenance.

Bid Phase (Completed July 2007)
During the bid phase, the final plans are circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process.  By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract.

Construction Phase (Completed April 2009)

CMSWS issued notice to proceed to Ferebee Corporation effective September 4, 2007.  Construction started at the drainage culvert in the 1200 block of Andover Road.  Work proceeded under Andover upstream crossing Chelmsford Road, Tyng Way, Cheltenham Road, and then down Conventy Road to Ferncliff Road. 

Project Team

Kate Labadorf, P.E.
City Project Manager

Gary Stansbury
Construction Manager

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

Meeting Minutes

May 24, 2005 
April 25, 2006


July 2008