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Bishops Ridge Stream Restoration Project
(McAlpine Environmental Restoration SR2)

The Bishops Ridge Stream Restoration Project is a phase of the McAlpine Environmental Restoration Project.  Its primary goals include reducing stream bank erosion and habitat restoration.  The project is substantially complete as of September 2013.  Any stream stability issues and repairs will be worked on in the coming months.  A general description and range of typical timeframes for project phases is given below.

This project will result in restoration and enhancement of 2,200 linear feet of stream along Bishops Ridge Stream, which is a tributary to McAlpine Creek. The project will create, enhance, and protect forested riparian areas. A new 5.1 acre riparian wildlife habitat conservation area will be created.  This is not a greenway project.  

Objectives:
  • Changing the stream path to a more natural pattern  
  • Stabilizing eroded creek banks
  • Restoring the floodplain to its natural state and function
  • Enhancing water quality
  • Improving habitats for aquatic life and wildlife  
Cost:  $700,000
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.

Bishops Ridge Stream Restoration Project Area Map

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Bishops Ridge Stream Restoration Project as described 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.

Construction Phase (substantially complete as of September 2013)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners. Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by Mecklenburg County staff as well as staff from McKim & Creed, the consultant for the Project.

Storm Water Services will be going back in the next few months to repair any instability issues the stream may have.

Project Team 

John Schrum, P.E.
City Senior Water Resources Engineer
Bishops Ridge Stream Restoration Project Manager
704-336-3927

Brian Sikes
Mecklenburg County Associate Project Manager
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
704-336-3729