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Columbus Circle Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Columbus Circle Storm Drainage Improvement Project area was bound to the west by Mulberry Church Road, to the east by West Morehead Street, to the north by Interstate I-85 and Freedom Drive, and to the south by Wilkinson Boulevard. This project improved street and structure flooding and erosion in the project area. The project area included the following neighborhood streets: Alleghany Street, Berryhill Road, Bristol Drive, Camp Greene Street, Carlyle Drive, Cartwright Place, Columbus Circle, Denver Avenue, Kempton Place, Marlowe Avenue, Morton Street, Noel Place, Paisley Place, Princess Place, Remount Road, Sonora Lane, and Whitehall Drive. This project was built in conjunction with the Ashley Park/Westerly Hills Neighborhood Improvement Project. This project is currently in the warranty phase.
Columbus Circle Map

Objectives:

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

Cost: $7,000,000
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 Storm Water Services (CSWS) project team will manage the Columbus Circle 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.

Planning Phase (Completed October 2002)
During the planning phase, City staff worked with Armstrong Glen to plan improvements for the Columbus Circle project. At this time, questionnaires and public meetings were used to obtain input from property owners. Several improvement alternatives were developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative was presented to the public for comment at the end of the planning phase.

During the planning phase, City staff worked with Armstrong Glen to plan improvements for the Columbus Circle project. At this time, questionnaires and public meetings were used to obtain input from property owners. Several improvement alternatives were developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative was presented to the public for comment at the end of the planning phase.

Design Phase (Completed December 2005)
During the design phase, City staff worked with Armstrong Glen to develop construction drawings for the alternative selected during the planning phase. These plans were based on safety, cost, benefits, storm water analysis and an extensive public involvement process that allowed citizens to provide input at public meetings. The public input assisted CSWS and Armstrong Glen to make design decisions and determine appropriate improvements.

During the design phase, City staff worked with Armstrong Glen to develop construction drawings for the alternative selected during the planning phase. These plans were based on safety, cost, benefits, storm water analysis and an extensive public involvement process that allowed citizens to provide input at public meetings. The public input assisted CSWS and Armstrong Glen to make design decisions and determine appropriate improvements.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed October 2005)
The City's real estate staff worked with property owners to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs) for construction work. In addition to SDEs, temporary construction easements were obtained to access work areas.

The City's real estate staff worked with property owners to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs) for construction work. In addition to SDEs, temporary construction easements were obtained to access work areas.

Bid Phase (Completed May 2006)
During the bid phase, final specifications were prepared and quantities of material were determined. By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract. United Construction, Inc. was selected as the contractor for the project.

During the bid phase, final specifications were prepared and quantities of material were determined. By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract. United Construction, Inc. was selected as the contractor for the project.

Construction Phase (Completed November 2007)
The Columbus Circle project began construction in June 2006. The City gained permission to work on specific properties during the Real Estate Phase. Construction was completed in November 2007.

Project Team

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

Newsletters

September 2006