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East Providence Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The East Providence Storm Drainage Improvement Project reduces street and potential house flooding.  Affected streets include: East Providence Drive, Davis Drive and Allenwood Road.  The project is complete.
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Reduce street flooding at East Providence Drive, Davis Drive and Allenwood Road. 
- Reduce structure flooding throughout the neighborhood.

Cost:  $3,000,000
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 Storm Water Services (CSWS) project team will manage the East Providence 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 2003)
City staff worked with Armstrong Glen, Inc (AGI) to plan the improvements in the East Providence 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 AGI. 

The consultant has analyzed the problems and proposed several alternative solutions of which CSWS determined the final alternatives for the project.   A public meeting was held on July 22, 2003 at the Messiah Lutheran Church to present the findings of the planning study to the neighborhood and gather citizen input. 

Design Phase (Completed December 2004)
Detailed construction drawings and exhibits will be prepared for every property that is 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 May 4, 2004 at the Messiah Lutheran Church to present the preliminary design to the neighborhood and to assist in starting the property easement/acquisition phase of the project.

Permitting Phase (Completed September 2004)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits and certifications will be obtained from Federal and State agencies.  Permit applications will be prepared and meetings will be conducted with the NC Division of Environment and Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Property Easement/Acquisition Phase (Completed January 2005)
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. 

The project schedule for this phase depends almost entirely on the responsiveness of property owners.  Timely responses from citizens and donations of SDEs will expedite the repairs.  The bid phase will begin after all easements are acquired.

Bid Phase (Completed April 2005)
During the bid phase, the final plans will be circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process.  By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract.

Construction Phase (Completed June 2006)
Construction is complete.

Project Team  

Doug Lozner, P.E.
City Project Manager/Watershed Area Manager

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

Gary Stansbury
City Construction Manager