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Meadowridge Drive Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Meadowridge Drive Storm Drainage Project is currently in the design phase and the consultant has completed the planning phase report which consists of the Existing Conditions Analysis, City Design Standard Analysis, and Preferred Design Alternative.   The design alternative will improve the storm drainage infrastructure within the neighborhood, reducing the channel erosion and flooding concerns. 

Meadowridge Drive CIP area map 

Estimated Cost: $ 2,500,000
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 Meadowridge Drive Project through the phases listed below.
Planning Phase (May 2011 - August 2012)
During the planning phase, several improvement alternatives were developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative was selected and used as a guide for the design.

Design Phase (August 2012 – October 2015)
The engineering consultant is working closely with Storm Water Services to develop the design. Personnel from the City of Charlotte, the engineering consultant, land surveyors, wetland specialists, and geotechnical engineers will be working in the area collecting information necessary to complete the design.

Permitting Phase (October 2014 – March 2015​)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits are obtained from Federal and State governments. Other permits such as permission to work within CMU rights-of-way will be obtained during this phase. The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases. The permitting phase typically lasts 3-9 months.  

Property Easement/Acquisition (July 2013 - May 2014)
The City works with citizens and organizations to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs), Access Easements (AEs) and Temporary Construction Easements (TCEs). The City requests that SDEs, AEs, and TCEs be donated to provide the City access and certain rights to the affected properties to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. The essential easements have been donated, but the City is still working with the property owners related to design specific issues.

Bid Phase (Started November 2015)
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. The bid phase of a project typically lasts 6 to 9​ months.

Construction Phase (End by Summer 2017)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners. Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by a City Inspector. Notifications of key construction dates and will be mailed to residents prior to construction. Construction involves earth work, concrete work, and other activities typically associated with a construction project.  The construction phase of this project can last from 12 to 18 months.​

Project Team

Adrian Cardenas
City Project Manager

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager

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


Decembe​r 2015  
Aug​ust 2015   
April 2​015   
December 2014  
August 2014 
April 2014  ​
December 2013
August 2013
July 2013
February 2013
October 2012
June 2012
May 2012
December 2011
October 2011
August 2011

Meeting Minutes

July 16, 2013

Presentation  (8MB)

Exhibit 1: Alternatives Analysis Improvements
Exhibit 2: All Saints culvert
Exhibit 3: Closed System
Exhibit 4: Ivygate Lane & Rock Drop