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Pressley Road Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The existing corrugated metal culverts under Pressley Road are deteriorating, and causing the road surface to fail.  Street Maintenance has tried to stabilize the area by pumping concrete into the holes in the road, but this was strictly a temporary measure.  The Storm Water Maintenance Team looked at repairing the culverts, but found the scope of work may be larger than they generally handle, so it has transferred to the Storm Water Engineering Team as a “Minor” Project.

The Pressley Road SDIP involves analysis of existing conditions to determine areas suitable for improvement, planning analysis of improvement alternatives, and the design and construction of the needed improvements in the Pressley Road Culvert Replacement project area.

Estimated Cost: $ 1,040,000
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 Pressley Road Project through the phases listed below.

Pressley Road project area map 

Design Phase (Completed October 2013)
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.

Property Easement/Acquisition (Completed August 2013)
The City's real estate staff works with citizens and businesses to acquire Storm Drainage Easements (SDEs). The City requests that SDEs 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.

Permitting Phase (Completed June 2012)
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.

Bid Phase (Completed March 2014)
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 (Completed June 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.  There may be some survey and utility relocation work before the start of construction. The construction duration for this project is anticipated to last 3 months.

Project Team

Brant Smiley
City Project Manager

Amy Bice, E.I.
Watershed Area Manager
Matthew Gustis, P.E.
City Engineering Team Program Manager