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Design Phase (Completed January 2009)
During the design phase, construction drawings for the alternative selected during the planning phase are developed. Many details must be addressed including the determination of specific pipe sizes and alignments, channel widths and lining types, inlet sizes and locations, utility relocations, and easement locations. The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months.
Permitting Phase (Completed October 2008)
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 will be obtained during this phase. 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 (Completed February 2009)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs), and Conservation Easements (CEs). The City requests that SDEs and CEs 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.
If you have any questions about easement acquisition, please contact Julie Millea, City Real Estate Agent, 704-336-3104.
Bid Phase (Completed June 2009)
Construction Phase (Completed October 2010)
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.
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 construction was substantially complete in October 2010. The contractor has since addressed all punch list items and installed all vegetation. The Reddman Road cul-de-sac will be resurfaced by fall of 2011.
Jennifer Barker, P.E.
City Project Manager
Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager
City Construction Manager
City Construction Inspector
Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager
May 7, 2008
September 28, 2006