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Wanamassa Storm Drainage Improvement Project

Wanamassa Project Area Map

The Wanamassa Storm Drainage Improvement Project (SDIP) consists of the storm drainage system running from Wanamassa Drive down through Garvin Drive to Winding Spring Elementary. Improvements may include culvert replacements, pipe system upgrades and channel improvements.

Estimated Cost: To be determined (TBD)
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 Wanamassaa Project through the phases listed below.
Planning Phase (Started December 2013) 
During the planning phase, the existing conditions are assessed, beginning with aerial and ground survey. After existing conditions are evaluated, a public meeting is held to check our findings against the experience of residents. Several improvement concepts (alternatives) are then developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative is selected and used as a guide for the design.

Design Phase (Time Frame TBD)
The engineering consultant works closely with Storm Water Services to develop the design. Personnel from City of Charlotte, the engineering consultant, land surveyors, wetland specialists, and geotechnical engineers work in the area collecting information necessary to complete the design.

Permitting Phase (Time Frame TBD)
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. Permitting phase typically lasts 3-9 months.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Time Frame TBD)
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. 

Bid Phase (Time Frame TBD)
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 (Time Frame TBD)
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.

Project Team:

Chad Nussman
City Project Manager
704-336-5676

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

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

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