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Margaret Turner Road Storm Drainage Improvement Project

This project involves reducing structure and roadway flooding on Margaret Turner Road.  The Margaret Turner Storm Drainage Improvement Project is bordered by Old Plank Road to the north, Brookshire Boulevard to the south and west and Andrew Ward Avenue to the east.  This project is within a drainage area of approximately 75 acres and the improvements may include culvert replacements, pipe system upgrades and channel improvements.

Margaret Turner Drive project area map


- Reduce structure and street flooding.

Cost:  $3,500,000
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.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) project team will manage the Margaret Turner Road 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.

Planning Phase (Completed August 2015)
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 (Started August 2015)
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 9 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 (End by Summer 2020​)
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.  The construction phase of this project can last from 18 months to 2 years.

Project Team:

Tom Purvis, P.E.
Project Manager

Amy Bice, E.I. 
Watershed Area Manager

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



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