South End Water Main (SWM) Project from Worthington Avenue to Scaleybark Road
Project phase


 Project updates

  • To address the needs of an aging system in the growing South End area, and to ensure ongoing, reliable service for our customers, Charlotte Water has begun construction to replace the water main in South Boulevard between Scaleybark Road and Worthington Avenue. 

What to expect

Pipes are staged in a line down the intended path

  • Staging of barrier walls, pipes, and safety equipment
  • 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 more than 7 hours. Notification will be provided prior to any planned service interruption.
  • Lane closures on South Blvd. between Scaleybark Rd. and Worthington Ave. as we work to complete construction. In later phases, the side streets off South Blvd. between Scaleybark Rd. and Clanton Rd. will be closed.
  • When driving, consider alternative routes such as Tryon St. during this initial phase of work.
  • Consider using the LYNX Blue Line light rail service and nearby Scaleybark Station during this phase of construction. 


An image of a map along South Blvd. where the project will be happening.

Construction Phase 1: Sewer Rehabilitation Work: Ongoing

  • This phase is ongoing and includes the lining and repairing of existing sewer lines within the same corridor of the new water line work.

Construction Phase 2: Water Line Installation: Fall 2020 – Spring 2022

  • This phase begins this month and includes the installation of a new water line between Scaleybark Road and Clanton Road.

Anticipated work hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday

  • Staging, setup and cleanup may occur anytime between 7 am-7 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Most active construction work can be anticipated to occur between the hours of 8 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Construction may include periodic night and weekend work only as needed. 

The area serviced by this water system is experiencing a high rate of infill development and the existing water system cannot accommodate projected growth. A new and larger pipe, which will be double in diameter of the existing pipe, is required to serve customers. ​

  • Phase 1- $1.6 Million
  • Phase 2- $17 Million