Doby Creek Wastewater Pipe Project


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The construction area will be beside the Doby Creek between Mineral Springs Road and West W.T. Harris Boulevard.

  • Construction started April 2018
  • Construction completion date will be in late fall of 2019
  • Normal work hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Updates will be posted on this website and NextDoor.

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
  • Tunneling under major roads
  • 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.

  • The Doby Creek gravity sewer serves residences, businesses, and schools along the I-85 corridor between West Sugar Creek Road and the Mallard Creek Greenway in northeast Charlotte, within City Council District 4.
  • The area serviced by this gravity sewer line has seen a high rate of infill development and changes in land use related to the redevelopment along the Blue Line Extension.
  • The gravity sewer is approximately 45 years old and cannot accommodate projected flows within this high growth area.
  • In order to address capacity concerns, the project includes the replacement of almost three miles of 10-, 12-, and 15-inch diameter gravity sewer.
  • 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. ​​​​​​

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

  • $14.5 Million


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