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Idlewild Road Water Supply Project
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Idlewild Road Water Supply Project

Map of the Idlewild Road water supply project
  • In order to address an aging water main and meet the needs of the community to ensure ongoing, reliable service for our customers, Charlotte Water (CLT Water) needs to evaluate and possibly replace pipes providing service to the immediate area. 
  • It is necessary to investigate the current water main and supply in this corridor and the immediate surrounding areas. The project aims to evaluate and if necessary, provide additional potable water capacity to service the homes and businesses in the area, as well as to improve system hydraulics.
  • Below is a map of the greater project area. Work throughout this area is being conducted in the various phases or segments described below. 

Monroe Road Section - Active Construction Zone Beginning April 2021
Map of the Monroe Road Water Supply Project Construction Zone
  • As a part of the Idlewild area project, a new large water main will be installed along Monroe Road between Rama Road/Idlewild Road and McMullen Way.
  • The work will require periodic lane closures in varying locations along the project construction route as the work progresses. A single lane closure of the outer right lane of northbound Monroe Road is to be expected where construction will be taking place.
  • For the instances where the construction work is occurring at an intersection (Glendora Drive, Ashmore Drive, and Long Avenue), detours will be posted when in effect. Each detour route is expected to be in effect for up to 2 weeks and the intersection closures will happen at varying times as the project progresses. At Jerilyn Drive, the water main will be constructed by boring under the roadway and will not require a detour. 

What to expect:

Monroe Road Section - Active Construction Zone Beginning April 2021

Illustrated streetscape explaining what a typical job site consiste of like, lane closures, outages, large equipment, and detour

  • STAGING of Traffic Control Devices, pipes, safety equipment and large digging equipment for the water main construction will begin early April 2021.
  • A single LANE CLOSURE of the right lane of northbound Monroe Road is to be expected from Rama Road/Idlewild Road to McMullen Way throughout the construction period (April 2021-November 2021).
  • Periodic temporary WATER SERVICE OUTAGES may take place during construction. Scheduled outages can be anticipated from 9 am- 4 pm and interruptions should last no longer than 7 hours. Residents and businesses will be notified in advance of a scheduled interruption.
  • DETOUR ROUTES will be in place periodically throughout the project for intersections at Glendora Drive, Ashmore Drive, and Long Avenue. Detour routes will be posted when in place and each intersection closure is anticipated to last no longer than 2 weeks. At the intersection of Monroe Road and Jerilyn Drive boring will occur under the intersection and not warrant any long-term intersection closures or detours.
  • During the current Preliminary Planning and Design and Geotechnical Exploration phases, work includes determining water capacity and hydraulics improvement needs, preparation of the construction drawings and permits for construction. During this phase, workers will aim to verify previously marked underground utility locations, continue to conduct field surveying as needed and minimal site visits by project engineers and contractors.   

Craig Avenue

  • During the current Preliminary Planning and Design and Geotechnical Exploration phases, work includes determining water capacity and hydraulics improvement needs, preparation of the construction drawings and permits for construction. During this phase, workers will aim to verify previously marked underground utility locations, continue to conduct field surveying as needed and minimal site visits by project engineers and contractors.   
Upcoming Anticipated Work: 
  • If easements are needed, any property owners involved in easement acquisition will be contacted by mail by a real estate subcontractor for Charlotte Water.
  • The limited clearing is expected in road right-of-way's and at proposed easements to support survey, environmental sampling, utility location, and geotechnical exploration. The clearing is anticipated to be a combination of manual and/or mechanical clearing to allow ground personnel, vacuum trucks, and drilling equipment to access required areas. The design-build team will work with property owners and keep clearing as minimal as possible.
  • Detour routes as needed.

Project Duration

Monroe Road

  • The construction phase of work is expected to begin in April 2021 and conclude in November 2021.

Craig Ave

  • The planning, design, and permitting phase of work is expected to conclude in February 2022, with construction expected to begin shortly after. 
  • This corridor outlined in the maps above and immediate surrounding areas are due for review and improvement of the current water main and supply capabilities. The project aims to evaluate and ultimately provide additional potable water capacity to service the homes and businesses in the area as well to improve system hydraulics. 

  • Additional information will be posted periodically on this webpage as the project progresses. 
  • The construction costs for the Craig Ave section of work will be determined as a part of the planning and design phase of work.
  • The construction costs for the Monroe Road section of work are estimated to be $3.7 million.