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.
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 – Third Quarter 2016)
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 up to 2 years.
John Keene, P.E.
City Project Manager
Doug Lozner, P.E.
Watershed Area Manager