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Queens Road West Water Pipe Replacement Project

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Charlotte Water (CLTWater) is planning to replace existing water main under Queens Road West. The new water pipe will be installed two-to-three feet inside the edge of the inner outbound lane of Queens Road West (not grassed area).

  • Schedule:
    • Construction start: to be determined.
    • Normal work hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Contractor will work nights and weekends only as needed.
  • Trees:
    • Crews will preserve trees during construction.
    • Crews will bore (tunnel) under tree root systems when necessary.
    • There are no plans to remove trees as part of this project. Any removal would be approved by City Arborist.
  • Lane Closures:
    • One outbound / southbound lane will be closed between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
    • Expect delays when crews are working in intersections.
    • Flaggers will assist drivers around construction area.
  • Water Outages:
    • Crews will bore (tunnel) under water services to maintain service for customers during most of the construction.
    • Staff will notify affected customers of planned water outages 72-hours in advance.
    • Any unplanned water outages are considered emergencies and will be repaired as soon as possible.
    • Construction may cause temporary cloudy, discolored water or lower than usual pressure. If you experience this, please run cold water for up to 15 minutes. If water doesn't clear, please call 311 and say or select 'water emergency' for assistance.
  • What to expect:

  • Replace drinking water pipes due to age.
  • Project will enhance water quality and pressure.

​Areas near construction will be notified before construction. There will be planned water outages to move customer’s service. Property owners will be notified in advance. If there is an unplanned water outage, crews will work to fix it immediately.​​

​An estimated $600,000​

 

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Picture shows a Charlotte Water construction crew excavating old water pipes in order to replace them with new pipes.