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Marsh Road Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Marsh Road Storm Drainage Improvement Project reduced structure flooding and street flooding in the area bounded by Marsh Road, South Boulevard, Scaleybark Road, Hartford Avenue and Selwyn Farms Lane.  The proposed improvements include:  replacing existing pipes with larger pipes, adding pipes and inlets along roadways, and improving sections of channel.  This project is complete.

In 2008, repair work will be performed on the storm drainage system in this area.

Project area map.

Objectives:

  -  Reduce structure and street flooding throughout the neighborhood.
  -  Improve channel conditions by removing blockages and reducing erosion.
 
Cost:  $4,000,000
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-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Marsh Road 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 December 1999)
City staff worked with the consultant, PBS&J, to plan the improvements in the Marsh Area.  These plans were based on citizen calls to 704-336-RAIN, responses to the neighborhood questionnaire and storm water models prepared by the consultant. 
 
The consultant analyzed the problems and proposed several alternative solutions of which CSWS determined the final alternatives for the project.  A public meeting was held at the Salvation Army Worship Center on April 27, 1999 to present findings of the planning study to the neighborhood and gather citizen input.
 
Design Phase (Completed February 2003)
The design of the Marsh Project was transferred to LAW Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (LAW).  Detailed construction drawings and exhibits were prepared for every property affected by the improvements.  During this phase, many details were 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 at the Salvation Army Worship Center on December 6, 2001 to present the preliminary design to the neighborhood and assist in starting the property easement/acquisition phase of the project. 
 
Permitting Phase (Completed November 2002)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits and certifications were obtained from Federal and State agencies.  Permit applications were prepared and meetings were conducted with the NC Division of Environment and Natural Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed March 2003)
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.  All required easements had to be acquired before any work began.  

Bid Phase (Completed May 2003)
During the bid phase, the final plans were circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process.  By state law, the lowest responsible bidder, Thalle Construction, was awarded the contract.

Construction Phase (Completed October 2004)
Construction is complete.
 
Project Team
Monica Kruckow, E.I.
City Project Manager
704-336-4722  

Amy Bice, E.I.
City Watershed Area Manager
704-432-0965

Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager
704-336-6183