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Jefferson (Phase I)
Cost: $ 2,700,000
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.
Jefferson (Phase I) Map
Design Phase (Completed)
During this phase detailed construction drawings and exhibits are prepared for every property affected by improvements.  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 March 17, 2005 to present the preliminary plans and begin the easement phase. A public meeting was held on March 21, 2007 to present the final plans.

Permitting Phase (Completed)
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)
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 expedite the repairs.  The bid phase begins after all easements are acquired.

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. Through this process United Construction was awarded the contract.

Construction Phase (Completed June 2008)
The project is currently in the warranty phase.

Contact Information:
Please feel free to contact William Harris if you have any questions or concerns about the project or construction.