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Ponderosa Neighborhood Improvement Project

This project will build sidewalk, curb and gutter, and storm drainage improvements in the Ponderosa neighborhood. This project will coordinate with the existing sidewalk project on Markland and Wedgefield. 

What's happened? City Council awarded the construction contract to United Construction  June 13, 2014. Construction began July 2014 and is nearing completion. Other than extra work that was identified during construction, milling and asphalt resurfacing remains. Due to winter weather, City and United Construction have agreed to suspend the resurfacing of the streets until after March 15, 2015. 
What's next?  Construction of the railroad bore will continue, and paving will begin after March 15, 2015. A landscape plan is currently being designed for the project.

Who to contact:
  Cary Chereshkoff, 704-336-7040 or Construction Supervisor Mike Carsno, 704-432-0414 

This project will provide various infrastructure improvements (sidewalk, curb &  gutter, drainage, etc.) in the Ponderosa neighborhood.  The project's boundaries are West Boulevard, a Norfolk-Southern RR line, Seymour Drive and the rear property lines of parcels on the east side of Kenhill Drive.  In the voter-approved 2006 bonds, $400,000 was included for Planning & Design for the Ponderosa neighborhood project. In November 2008, voters approved another bond package which contained $1,900,000 to be used to construct the Ponderosa NIP project. This project also involves coordination with storm drainage projects.


  • Sidewalk is proposed on Fordwood, Denview, Parkmont, Markland and Wedgefield.
  • Drainage improvements are proposed throughout the neighborhood with a concentration on the system from Markland to Mayfair between Wedgefield and Fordwood.
  • Dense street trees are proposed on Markland between Parkmont and Elkmont to deter speeding.
  • Resurfacing is proposed for Danlow, Wedgefield and a portion of Markland between Wedgefield and Fordwood.
  • A pedestrian access path is proposed between Kenhill and Mayfair to provide access to Wingate Park.

Click here to view current site plans.

See map below for August 2014 detour:


Click here to view the July 2009 Public Information Brochure.
Click here to view the January 2014 informational postcard.

Cost:  $2,300,000
Please note that this is the NIP funding amount.  Additional funding may be identified after the planning phase.  Project budgets typically include all costs associated with planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping. 

The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage the Ponderosa project through a four stage process.  Click here to learn more about how City projects are selected, designed and built.

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