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Cutchin Drive Storm Drainage Improvement Project

UPDATE:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff have begun the design phase.  Work will begin on the preliminary design improvements which require additional survey and geotechnical investigation to support the design efforts. Once the preliminary design is complete, it will be shared with residents at a public meeting. 

The Cutchin Drive Storm Drainage Improvement Project (SDIP) is within a drainage area of approximately 160 acres and the improvements may include culvert replacements, pipe system upgrades and channel improvements. The project boundaries are, roughly speaking, Sharon View Road to the north, Wamath Drive and Mountainbrook Road to the south, McMullen Creek to the east and Sharon Road to the west.

Cutchin Drive project area map 

- Reduce structure and street flooding.

Cost:  To Be Determined
Please note that this figure will include all costs associated with this 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 Cutchin Drive Storm Drainage Improvement Project through the phases listed below. General descriptions and ranges of typical timeframes for project phases are given below. Specific work is conducted during each phase while an emphasis is made on public involvement throughout the entire project. Public meeting will be held throughout the project with the affected property owners to present the planning and design information and receive input.
Planning Phase (April 2014 – February 2016​)
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 (Began June 2016​)
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 specific pipe sizes and alignments, channel widths and lining types, utility relocations, and easement locations. The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months.
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 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 (Time frame TBD)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs). The City requests that SDEs be donated to provide access to your property to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. In addition to SDEs, temporary construction easements may be needed to access work areas. 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 (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 City inspectors. Notifications of key construction dates and will be mailed to residents prior to construction. Because projects vary in size, the typical construction phase of a project can last from 3 months to over 2 years.

Project Team

Adrian Cardenas, P.E.
Project Manager

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager

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


Febru​ary 2016   
No​ve​​mber 2015  
Jul​y 2015   
March 2015 
November 2014  
October 2014  
August 2014  
April 2014 

Meeting Minutes  

December 15, 2015  



Presentation (2​MB)  

Map - Recomm​ended Design Alternative Map   


October 21, 2014​ 


Presentation (4MB) 

Map A - Watershed Map

Map B - Citizen Reported Drainage Issues   

Map C - Existing Conditions Modeled Floodplain