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Robinhood/Dooley Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Robinhood/Dooley Storm Drainage Improvement Project will reduce flooding and erosion in the project area.  The project area is roughly east of W.T. Harris Boulevard, north and south of Albemarle Road, south of Woodbridge Road, north of Old Layers Road and southwest of Robinhood and Dooley Road. 

- Reduce structure and street flooding throughout the neighborhood.
- Address channel erosion problems within the project area.

Estimated Cost: $7,200,000
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.

Project area map.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage Robinhood /Dooley Storm Drainage Project through the phases listed below. A general description and range of typical timeframes for project phases is given below. Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project.  Public meetings have been held throughout the project with the affected property owners to present the planning and design information and receive input. 

Planning Phase (May 2008 - June 2010)
During the planning phase, public meetings are used to obtain input from property owners. Several improvement alternatives are developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative is presented to the public for comment at the end of the planning phase. The planning phase of a project typically lasts 12 to 27 months.

Design Phase (July 2010 - June 2012)
During the design phase, construction drawings are developed for the alternative selected during the planning phase. Many details must be addressed including the determination of channel widths and lining types, utility relocations, and easement locations. The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

Permitting Phase (February 2011 - March 2012)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits are obtained from Federal and State governments. Other permits such as permission to work within railroad and NCDOT rights-of-way may also be obtained during this phase if necessary. The permitting phase of a project typically lasts 3 to 9 months; however, it may overlap other phases.

Property Easement/Acquisition (June 2011 -​ May 2012)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire either Conservation Easements or Storm Drainage Easements. In addition, temporary construction easements may also be needed to access work areas. The City requests that easements be donated to provide access to your property to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. The bid phase will begin after all easements are acquired. The easement acquisition phase of a project typically lasts 8 to 12 months.

Bid Phase (June 2012 – October 2012)
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 5 to 6 months.

Construction Phase (January 2013 - December 2015)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners. Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by City inspectors. Notifications of key construction dates will be mailed to residents prior to construction. ​

Project Team

On-site City Construction Inspector
City Construction Supervisor

Matthew Anderson, P.E.
City Project Manager

Amy Bice, E.I.
Watershed Area Manager

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


June 2015  
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November 2010  
July 2010  
June 10, 2010  
June 3, 2010  
March 2010

Meeting Minutes

June 1, 2011 

        Exhibit A1 Alternative

May 10, 2010 Stream Walk

Exhibit C-4

May 3, 2010

Exhibit A1 Overall
Exhibit A1 North
Exhibit A1 South 

June 30, 2009