Park Road Park Glenkirk Wastewater Pipe Replacement


Project phase


 Project updates

  • Construction starts May 2018 at Park Road Park
  • The northern part of Park Road Park under construction from June 1, 2018, to June 1, 2019. Park users are encouraged to avoid construction areas during their visits.
  • Normal work hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.
  • The construction area will be beside the Little Sugar Creek tributary between Piedmont Row Drive and Archdale Road.
  • This gravity sewer line serves homes and businesses located in the SouthPark area of Charlotte.
  • To design the optimal route for this project, engineers have taken many factors into account including engineering specifications, human and environmental impacts, regulatory requirements, and budget. 

What to Expect:

  • Clearing – Trees, shrubs, bushes and other vegetation within the construction easement area will be removed. Tree stumps will be removed and holes filled. Debris will be transported off-site. CLTWater is coordinating with an arborist to only remove what is needed to allow excavation of wastewater pipe. When and where possible, trees are preserved.
  • Pipe delivery and storage – Pipe is delivered and stored within the construction easements along the creek.
  • Establishing a safe work zone – Fencing will be put in place and pipe will be stabilized to prevent it from moving.
  • Trench digging (five to twenty feet deep)
  • Tunneling under Park Road and Park South Drive
  • Placing pipe and backfilling
  • Underground rock blasting to install the pipe. Residents may hear a warning horn just prior to the blast. The area will be monitored with seismographs to gauge earth vibration levels as required. Blasting is a standard construction procedure and all safety precautions will be taken.
  • Construction traffic (excavators, dump trucks) along the creek, within the easements or road right-of-way.

  • Charlotte Water (CLTWater) will replace pipe to provide for future wastewater needs. ​

  • Properties directly affected by construction were contacted to discuss easement agreements. Areas near construction will be notified before construction. ​​

  • $8.8 Million


 Project contacts

Little Sugar Creek Tributary Wastewater Pipe Project MapProject Map that shows the temporary closing of Park Road ParkDiagram of Water Pipe Improvement