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Wiseman Storm Drainage Improvement Project

The Wiseman Storm Drainage Improvement Project will reduce flooding and erosion in the project area. The project area covers approximately 165 acres. The project drainage area is shown below, and is roughly bounded by W.T. Harris Boulevard to the north, Idlewild Road to the west, Barncliff Road to the east, and Braewick Place to the south.


- Reduce structure and street flooding throughout the neighborhood.
- Address channel erosion problems within the project area.

Project area map. 


Cost: $7,200,000
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 Wiseman 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. 

Planning Phase (March 2009 - November 2010)
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 (Completed January 2014)
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 pipe locations, channel widths, utility relocations, and easement locations. The design phase of a project typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

Permitting Phase (Completed August 2013 )
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 (Completed August 2013)
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 (Completed January 2015)
The project was advertised for bids on September 15th, 2014. During the bid phase, the final plans are circulated to qualified contractors for a competitive bidding process. The bid opening occurred at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center on October 9th, 2014, and the bids are currently being reviewed by the City.  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 (April 2015 – ​First Quarter 2017​​)
After work was forced to be temporarily suspended due to delays in having private utilities (electric, telephone, cable, etc.) relocated, construction is again underway.  Throughout construction, efforts will be made to minimize disruption to nearby property owners.  Construction of proposed improvements will be supervised by City inspectors, and notifications of key construction dates will be mailed to residents prior to construction.  ​   

Project Team

John Keene, P.E.
City Project Manager

Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager

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

Dan Marion
City Construction Inspector

Scott Acke​rman
City Construction Supervisor


Jun​e 2016  
October 20​15  
June 20​15  
March 2015 
January 2014 
February 2013
October 2012

June 2012

February 2012

October 2011

July 2011

March 2011
November 2010
August 2010
April 2010
December 2009

Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2011 

        Exhibit Overview Map

        Exhibit Overview Aerial Map

October 6, 2010

      Overview Map/Exhibit 11x17

      Overview Map/Exhibit 24x36

      Stream Stabilization Reach 4

      Stream Stabilization Reach 5

      Sunflower Road Culvert

      Valley Grove Road Culvert

      Arrow Lane Closed System

      Braewick Place Culvert

      Cross Winds Road Culvert

      Mission Hills Road Culvert 

July 21, 2009