Projects

Long Creek Phase 3 - I-485 to Oakdale Rd Watershed & Stream Improvement

Project is in the planning phase.

Overview

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation are restoring the stream and constructing a greenway trail along Long Creek from I-485 to Oakdale Road. Because the stream banks are eroding, most of the trees located at the top of the bank are in decline and thousands of pounds of soil are washed away every year. This soil acts as a pollutant to our waterways and is responsible for destroying aquatic habitat and contaminating drinking water. Fallen trees clog pipes, damage bridges, and exacerbate localized flooding. The stream restoration will prevent further soil and tree loss by reshaping the banks and planting thousands of trees and shrubs. A grant received from the North Carolina Land & Water Fund will partially fund the construction of this project.

Objectives:

  • Stabilize eroded stream banks
  • Restore the floodplain to its natural state and function
  • Change the stream path to a more natural design
  • Improve habitat for aquatic life
  • Enhance water quality
  • Improve stormwater control measures (SCMs) to reduce pollution

Estimated Cost: $3,000,000*

*includes all costs associated with this project such as planning and design, utility relocation, consultant fees, permits, construction, and landscaping.

The project team will manage the project through several phases. Specific work is conducted during each phase and public involvement is emphasized throughout the process. Learn more about project phases.

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​Schedule

  
  
  
PlanningIN PROGRESSAugust 2021
DesignIN PROGRESSAnticipated August 2022
PermittingTBD
Property Easement/AcquisitionIN PROGRESSAugust 2021
BidTBD
ConstructionTBD
WarrantyTBD

​Project Team

Brian G. Sikes

Project Manager