​Briar Creek Relief Sewer Phase 3​​​​​

​​logoCharlotte Water (CLTWater) is adding sewer pipes along Briar Creek from the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (Tyvola and Park roads) to Harris Boulevard. This project will enhance system performance, provide increased sewer capacity for present and future needs, and protect the water quality in Briar Creek.​

Phase 1- Complete
  • Between Tyvola Road and Randolph Road.
  • Began August 2007 and was in service summer 2011  
Phase 2 - Complete
  • Between Randolph Road and Country Club Drive.
  • Began March 2012 and was in service spring 2015.

Phase 3 - Under Construction

  • Between Country Club Drive and Harris Boulevard
  • Started in 2016


Traffic Update: Shamrock Drive Temporary Closure for Briar Creek Sewer Construction

WHAT: Due to underground conditions, contractors for Charlotte Water will need to close a small section of Shamrock Drive to install pipe across the street. The road should reopen 10 days after work begins. Sidewalks on both sides of the street will also be closed at the construction zone.

Detour signs will direct traffic around the construction using alternate roads (see map and details below). Only local traffic will be allowed on Shamrock Drive, outside of the construction zone. Access to all residences in the area will be maintained throughout construction.

WHERE: Shamrock Drive just east of the entrance to Methodist Home Park Recreation Center at Briar Creek. All four lanes will be closed near the construction zone. Map.

WHEN: The street will close Saturday, May 13, at 6 a.m. with expected reopening Monday, May 22, at the end of the day.

DETAILS: Motorists should use Eastway Drive, The Plaza, Milton Road, N. Sharon Amity Road and Central Avenue for detouring around the closure. This closure does affect CATS route 23.

Sidewalks will be closed just west of the entrance to Windsor Harbor Apartments and east of the entrance to Methodist Home Park Recreation Center. Pedestrians should use the pedestrian bridge in Methodist Home Park as a detour. Pedestrians and motorists traveling through "road closed to thru traffic" areas should be alert and cautious. Motorists should watch for merging traffic and double the normal following distance.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances occasionally prevent work from being completed as scheduled, and make it unsafe to open streets when originally planned. If this occurs, City traffic engineers work directly with other City staff and contractors to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and reduce the impacts to the area residents and motorists.


Construction activities will include:

  • Pipe delivery and storage - Pipe is delivered and stored within the construction easements
    along the creek.
  • Establishing a safe work zone - Fencing is already in place and pipe will be stabilized to
    prevent it from moving.
  • Trench digging
  • Placing pipe and backfilling
  • Underground rock blasting (if required) - Residents may hear a warning horn just prior to
    the blast. The area will be monitored with seismographs to gauge vibration levels, as
    required. Blasting is a standard construction procedure and all safety precautions will be
  • Construction traffic - Along the creek, within the easements.


Please remember that any area along the creek that has been cleared is part of the active construction site.  For safety reasons, pedestrians are not allowed in these areas or anywhere on the construction site.  Parents, please make sure that your children are aware of the hazards and know to stay clear of this area.

Charlotte Water is community-owned and provides safe drinking water and cleans our community's wastewater. Reinvesting in our system is possible solely​ through funds from water and wastewater bills.




Installation and Development Services Installation and Development Services
Community Investment PlanCommunity Investment Plan
Contractor & VendorContractor & Vendor
New ConnectionsNew Connections
Construction ProjectsConstruction Projects
Backflow Prevention ProgramBackflow Prevention Program

Project contact

Nicole Bartlett, Senior project manager
Charlotte Water

​Briar Creek map (Phase 1- 3)Briar Creek Map (Phase 1- 3)

​​Pro​ject Attachments

Briar Creek Shannonhouse Mailer - 5.10.17.pdfBriar Creek Shannonhouse Mailer - 5.10.17
Shamrock Closure Map.jpgShamrock Closure Map
Shamrock Closure Map.pdfShamrock Closure Map
Briar Creek Shannonhouse Mailer - 03.29.17.pdfBriar Creek Shannonhouse Mailer - 03.29.17
Briar Creek Sewer Improvement Project Construction Is Coming To Your Area Soon.pdfBriar Creek Sewer Improvement Project Construction Is Coming To Your Area Soon
CD3 Handout - 08.11.16.pdfCD3 Handout - 08.11.16
Country Club to Eastway Pipe Install Mailer.pdfCountry Club to Eastway Pipe Install Mailer
Briar Creek Project 8.1.16 Newsletter.pdfBriar Creek Project 8.1.16 Newsletter
Briar Creek Project Alignment Map.pdfBriar Creek Project Alignment Map
Briar Creek RS Newsletter 2013.pdfBriar Creek RS Newsletter 2013
Briar Creek RS Meeting 2013.pdfBriar Creek RS Meeting 2013