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​Mary A​lexander Storm Drainage Improvement Project

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Overview​

The Mary Alexander Storm Drainage Improvement Project will reduce street flooding throughout the neighborhood. The project is located within a drainage area of approximately 160 acres.

Estimated Cost: $1,900,000 *

*includes all costs associated with this project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, permits, construction, and landscaping.

The project team will manage the project through several phases. Specific work is conducted during each phase and general descriptions with timeframes are below. Public involvement is emphasized throughout the process.

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​Schedu​le

  
  
  
PlanningCOMPLETEDAugust 2014
DesignCOMPLETEDNovember 2016
PermittingCOMPLETEDApril 2016
Property Easement/AcquisitionCOMPLETEDMay 2016
BidCOMPLETEDFebruary 2017
ConstructionIN PROGRESSAnticipated December 2017
WarrantyTBD

​Proje​ct Team

​​Kara Becker
On-Site Construction Inspector
704-564-9958
Kara.Becker@CharlotteNC.gov

Grant Crago  
Construction Manager  
704-309-6180  
GCrago@CharlotteNC.gov

Steven McCraney
Project Manager
704-432-0967​
SMcCraney@CharlotteNC.gov

Doug Lozner, PE 
Watershed Area Manager
704-432-0964
DLozner@CharlotteNC.gov​

Matthew Gustis, PE
Engineering Program Manager
704-336-6183
MGustis@CharlotteNC.gov​

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Mary Alexander May 2017 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander May 2017 Mailer
Mary Alexander Detour Map - Phase I.pdfMary Alexander Detour Map - Phase I
Mary Alexander Detour Map - Phase II.pdfMary Alexander Detour Map - Phase II
Mary Alexander January 2017 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander January 2017 Mailer
Mary Alexander February 2016 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander February 2016 Mailer
Mary Alexander October 2015 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander October 2015 Mailer
Mary Alexander June 2015 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander June 2015 Mailer
Mary Alexander February 2015 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander February 2015 Mailer
Mary Alexander October 2014 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander October 2014 Mailer
Mary Alexander June 2014 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander June 2014 Mailer
Mary Alexander February 2014 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander February 2014 Mailer
Mary Alexander October 2013 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander October 2013 Mailer
Mary Alexander June 2013 Mailer.pdfMary Alexander June 2013 Mailer

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​​Planning
Survey crews document the existing drainage system and surrounding areas. The project team uses this information, along with property owner input and requests for service, to analyze existing drainage system conditions. Staff hosts a public meeting to present the existing conditions analysis and obtain additional input from property owners. Several improvement alternatives are then developed and evaluated to determine the most economical and least impactful solution. The project team presents the recommended alternative to property owners for input at a public meeting at the end of this phase. This phase typically lasts 12 to 27 months.

Design
The project team develops detailed construction drawings for the selected alternative, addressing pipe sizes and alignments, drainage channel widths, utility relocations and easement locations. A project team member may meet with individual property owners to discuss the drainage system improvements and how construction will impact specific properties. The project team hosts a public meeting to present the preliminary design plan, which illustrates specific improvements to properties, and begin the easement acquisition process. This phase typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

​Permitting
The project team obtains required Federal and State water quality permits and other necessary permits, such as permission to work within railroad and NCDOT rights-of-way, as necessary. This phase typically lasts 3 to 9 months and will overlap with the Design Phase.

Property Easement/Acquisition
Staff works with property owners to acquire ​​temporary or permanent easements. Easements provide permission for Storm Water Services to access the property, construct the recommended improvement and provide future maintenance. This phase typically lasts 9 to 12 months and will overlap with the Design Phase.

Bid
A competitive bidding process is held to select a qualified contractor to construct the project. By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract. This phase typically lasts 7 to 8 months.

Construction
Throughout construction, the project team works to minimize disruption to property owners. The Storm Water Services construction inspector serves as the main point of contact for residents. Notifications of key construction dates will be communicated to residents prior to construction.  This phase varies, depending on the specific project, but typically lasts up to two years.

Warranty
The construction contract includes a warranty guaranteeing materials and workmanship for one year from the date of completion. The construction inspector conducts 6- and 11-month inspections during the warranty period. Upon notification, the contractor must repair defective items at no additional cost.