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Lincoln Heights Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The Lincoln Heights Storm Drainage Improvement Project (SDIP) is roughly bounded by Interstate 85 to the North, Interstate 77 to the East, La Salle Street to the South, and Beatties Ford Road to the West.

UPDATE: The survey is complete. The existing drainage conditions are being evaluated within the project area. When the analysis is complete, a public meeting will be scheduled to present the findings and solicit input from project area residents and property owners. A notification will be mailed to you two weeks in advance, announcing the time and location of the meeting.

Estimated Cost: To be determined (TBD)
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.

Lincoln Heights project area map

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Lincoln Heights SDIP through the phases listed below.

Planning Phase (Began June 2012)
During the planning phase, the existing conditions are assessed, beginning with the survey data collected. After existing conditions are evaluated, a public meeting is held to check our findings against the experience of residents. Several improvement concepts (alternatives) are then developed and evaluated to determine the best solution. A recommended alternative is selected and used as a guide for the design, and this is shared with the residents in another public meeting.

Design Phase (TBD)
The engineering consultant works closely with Storm Water Services to develop the design. Personnel from the City of Charlotte, the engineering consultant, land surveyors, wetland specialists, and geotechnical engineers work in the area collecting information necessary to complete the design.

Permitting Phase (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 Charlotte Mecklenburg Utility rights-of-way will be obtained during this phase. The permitting phase of a project may overlap other phases. Permitting phase typically lasts 3-9 months.

Property Easement/Acquisition (TBD)
The City works with citizens and organizations to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs), Access Easements (AEs), and Temporary Construction Easements (TCEs). The City requests that SDEs, AEs, and TCEs be donated to provide the City access and certain rights to the affected properties to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance.

Bid Phase (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 4 to 5 months.

Construction Phase (TBD)
Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners. Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by a City Inspector. Notifications of key construction dates will be mailed to residents prior to construction. Construction involves earth work, concrete work, and other activities typically associated with a construction project.

Project Team:

Steven McCraney
City Project Manager 
704-432-0967

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager
704-432-0964

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

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