McAlpine Creek Relief Sewer Phase 4


Project phase


 Project updates

  • This project will add a total of 18,000 feet of 30-to-36-inch diameter pipe along McAlpine Creek between Independence Boulevard and Lawyers Road.
  • Major roads like Idlewild, Margaret Wallace, and Lawyers Road will be tunneled under.


Phase                                                                         End Date

Planning                                                                   Complete 
Design/Permitting                                                  Complete       
Property Easement Acquisition (Real Estate)    Complete 
Bid                                                                             ​September 2018 
Construction                                                            January 2019 - May 2020
Warranty                                                                  May 2022

What to expect

Construction can be loud, dirty, and inconvenient. Crews will be using large excavators and storing materials on construction easements.

  • Clearing – Trees, shrubs, bushes and other vegetation within the construction easement area will be removed. Debris will be transported off-site.
  • Pipe delivery and storage – Pipes and other equipment are delivered and stored within the construction easements.
  • Establishing a safe work zone – Fencing will be put in place and pipe will be stabilized to prevent it from moving.
  • Trench digging.
  • Placing pipe and backfilling.
  • Customers may feel a rumble occasionally between 9 am and 4 pm.
    • Crews may remove rock formations by blasting or rock hammers.
    • Property owners within the 500-foot radius of blast sites were contacted.
    • Blasting is a standard construction procedure and all safety precautions will be taken.
    • Residents may hear a warning horn and feel a slight vibration or rumble similar to a slammed door or thunder.
  • Construction traffic (excavators, dump trucks) in the easements and road right-of-way. Once the pipe is installed near your property, you may continue to see construction traffic along the easements until the pipe is tested, manholes are adjusted and restoration is complete.

  • The goal of this project is to increase capacity for present and future needs and to protect water quality in McAlpine Creek.
  • Charlotte Water (CLTWater) is adding wastewater pipes along McAlpine Creek from McAlpine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Pineville to Lawyers Road.
  • Phases 1-3 are complete
  • The McAlpine Creek Relief Sewer project was initiated in 2000 to address wet weather sewer overflows occurring in the existing McAlpine Creek drainage basin.​

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

$11.2 million


 Project contacts

 McAlpine Creek Wastewater Project Phases 1 - 4.

Illustration ​​of Typical Trench

Phase 4 - Independence to Lawyers Road