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Tattersall Storm Drainage Improvement Project
​The Tattersall Storm Drainage Improvement Project (SDIP) is roughly bordered by Merrywood Road and Seth Thomas Road to the North, Park Road to the East, Quail Hill Road to the South, and Wittstock Drive to the West. This project has a drainage area of approximately 130 acres and the improvements may include culvert replacements, pipe system upgrades and channel improvements.

The need for this project was identified through a project ranking process that involves analysis of customer drainage requests, including complaints of house (finished floor) flooding and road flooding. Previous maintenance work has been done within this project area to help reduce flooding of some of the more problem prone areas. This project will improve the storm drainage infrastructure in order to reduce flooding of streets and structures.​​​

The project team is currently reviewing and commenting on the 70% design plans of Tattersall.  Once this review is complete a utility walk will be held with the utility representatives, consultant, and city personal to ensure all utility conflicts/concerns are addressed and accounted for.  Once this is complete the real estate phase of the project will begin and plats will be reviewed and finalized by our real estate department.  With the acceptance of the plats from the real estate department a public meeting will be held to present the design plans to the public and to start the real estate acquisition part of the project.  A mailer will be sent out to residents within the project area at least 2 weeks before the public meeting is held.​​

Tattersall Project Area map 

Planning was completed in conjunction with the Sunnyvale/Chandworth project. 

- Update and improve the capacity and performance of the drainage system in the project area to reduce flooding of streets, properties, and structures and stabilize streams.
Estimated Cost: $7,000,000 
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 Tattersall SDIP through the phases listed below.

Planning Phase (October 2013 - February 2014)
During the planning phase, the existing conditions are assessed, beginning with the survey data collected. 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 at a public meeting.

Design Phase (Started May 2014)
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 (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 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 (Time Frame 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 (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 Spring 2021)
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. The construction phase of this project can last up to 2 years.

Project Team:

Jackie Bray
City Project Manager

Amy Bice, E.I.
Watershed Area Manager

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


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