The Lyon Court Storm Drainage Improvement Project will reduce flooding and erosion in the project area. The project area covers approximately 300 acres. The project drainage area is shown below, and is roughly bounded by The Plaza to the west, Belvedere Avenue to the north, Truman Road and Morningside Drive to the east, and McClintock Road to the south.
Storm Water Services has a standard questionnaire for property owners to provide their input and concerns. This information is being utilized during the design phase to provide solutions to current drainage issues. If you are experiencing drainage issues on your property please take the time to complete a questionnaire. It is the intent of this project to reduce flooding of streets, properties and structures along the main system corridor when it is constructed.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage Lyon Court Storm Drainage 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. Public meetings have been and will continue to be held throughout the project with the affected property owners to present the planning and design information and receive input.
- Reduce structure and street flooding throughout the neighborhood.
- Address channel erosion problems within the project area.
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.
Planning Phase (Completed April 2012)
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 (April 2012 - TBD)
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 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 either Conservation Easements or Storm Drainage Easements. In addition, temporary construction easements may also be needed to access work areas. The City requests that easements be donated to provide access to your property to make the recommended improvements and provide future maintenance. 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 4 to 5 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 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.
William Harris, E.I.
City Project Manager
Amy Bice, E.I.
Watershed Area Manager
Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager
January 5, 2012
February 15, 2011