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Eastburn Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Eastburn Storm Drainage Improvement Project covers about 450 acres and includes neighborhoods along Park Road, Park South Road, Fairview Road and Sharon Drive.  The project will improve the storm drainage infrastructure in order to reduce street flooding and property flooding.  A general description and range of typical timeframes for project stages is given below. 
Eastburn Map


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

Cost:  $8,800,000
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Eastburn 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.

Eastburn Map

Planning Phase (Completed December 2007)
During the initial planning phase, the drainage system was surveyed and evaluated to determine its existing capacity and condition. Questionnaires were sent to all property owners in the project area to obtain input about observed flooding and other drainage problems. Once the evaluation of the existing conditions was completed, a public meeting was held on March 16, 2004 at Sharon Presbyterian Church to present the results and receive input from property owners. During the second part of the planning phase, alternatives were developed which included improvements to the drainage system to address the known problems. These improvements include things such as replacing deteriorating or undersized pipes and culverts, regrading channels and/or stabilizing channel banks for erosion, installing new pipes and​ inlets within streets, etc. Numerous alternatives were developed and considered by the project team.

The alternatives analysis was expanded to consider some additional alternatives. The project team compared alternatives and selected those which are the best set of improvements which address the known problems while balancing cost effectiveness, technical feasibility, and property impacts during construction. A planning report was prepared. Storm Water Services' Maintenance Repair team has made some minor repairs to the drainage system where necessary.

The second public meeting was held on November 16, 2006.  View the presentation (PDF) and handout (PDF) from the meeting.

Design Phase (October 2007 - October 2010)
In this phase the consultant prepared construction drawings for the alternative selected during the planning phase.  Many details were addressed including the determination of specific pipe sizes and alignments, channel widths and lining types, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, and easement locations.  View the project details.  The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

Permitting Phase (September 2009 – July 2010)
During the permitting phase, the required water quality permits were obtained from Federal and State governments.  The permitting phase of a project typically lasts 3 to 9 months.  The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases.

Property Easement/Acquisition (September 2009 - July 2011)
The City's real estate staff worked with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs).  The easement acquisition phase of a project typically lasts 8 to 12 months.

Bid Phase (October 2010 - May 2011)
During the bid phase, the final plans were 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 (June 2011 - Fall 2014)
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.  

Project Team

Matthew Anderson, P.E.
City Project Manager

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager

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


June 2014​  
February 2014
September 2013
May 2013
January 2013
September 2012
May 2012
January 2012
September 2011
May 2011
March 2011
November 2010
July 2010 
March 2010
November 2009

October 2009
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April 2009
December 2008 
August 2008

Meeting Minutes

October 27, 2009

        Power Point Presentation