​Myrt​le/Morehead Storm Drainage Improvement Project
Phase 2

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​Controlled blasting to remove rock will continue at the intersection of Lexington/Myrtle extending halfway up Myrtle and halfway down Lexington through the end of the year. For more information read the Myrtle/Morehead July 2020 newsletter


The Myrtle Morehead Storm Drainage Improvement Project (Phase 1 completed July 2017 and Phase 2) will reduce street and structure flooding throughout the neighborhood. Located within a drainage area of approximately 230 acres, the project will replace aging infrastructure and provide adequate drainage system capacity.  This project includes partnering with Charlotte Water for sanitary sewer improvements in the area. 

The project area is bordered by South Boulevard to the north and west, Kenilworth Avenue to the south and Morehead Street to the east. Streets in Phase 2 include Lexington Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, Templeton Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Caldwell Street, Cleveland Avenue, Rennselaer Avenue, and Mt. Vernon Avenue.  The Construction contract is 3 years for the Phase 2 project area.

Estimated Cost: $41​,5​00,000*​

*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 general descriptions with timeframes are below. Public involvement is emphasized throughout the process.



PlanningCOMPLETEDMarch 2007
DesignCOMPLETEDJune 2018
PermittingCOMPLETEDJune 2018
Property Easement/AcquisitionCOMPLETEDJune 2018
BidCOMPLETEDDecember 2018
ConstructionIN PROGRESSSeptember 2022

Project Team ​

Construction Inspector

Construction Supervisor

Senior Project Manager
704-336-5676 ​



Myrtle Morehead July 2020 Mailer.pdfMyrtle Morehead July 2020 Mailer
Myrtle Morehead February 2020 Mailer.pdfMyrtle Morehead February 2020 Mailer
Myrtle Morehead July 2019 Mailer.pdfMyrtle Morehead July 2019 Mailer
Myrtle Morehead February 2019 Mailer.pdfMyrtle Morehead February 2019 Mailer
Myrtle Morehead January 2019 Open House Presentation.pdfMyrtle Morehead January 2019 Open House Presentation
Myrtle Morehead January 2019 Invitation.pdfMyrtle Morehead January 2019 Invitation
Myrtle Morehead December 2018 Mailer.pdfMyrtle Morehead December 2018 Mailer
Myrtle Morehead Phase 2 July 2018 Mailer.pdfMyrtle Morehead Phase 2 July 2018 Mailer

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Phases

Survey crews document the existing drainage system and surrounding areas. The project team uses this information, along with property owner input and requests for service, to analyze existing drainage system conditions. Staff hosts a public meeting to present the existing conditions analysis and obtain additional input from property owners. Several improvement alternatives are then developed and evaluated to determine the most economical and least impactful solution. The project team presents the recommended alternative to property owners for input at a public meeting at the end of this phase. This phase typically lasts 12 to 27 months.

The project team develops detailed construction drawings for the selected alternative, addressing pipe sizes and alignments, drainage channel widths, utility relocations and easement locations. A project team member may meet with individual property owners to discuss the drainage system improvements and how construction will impact specific properties. The project team hosts a public meeting to present the preliminary design plan, which illustrates specific improvements to properties, and begin the easement acquisition process. This phase typically lasts 21 to 34 months.

The project team obtains required Federal and State water quality permits and other necessary permits, such as permission to work within railroad and NCDOT rights-of-way, as necessary. This phase typically lasts 3 to 9 months and will overlap with the Design Phase.

Property Easement/Acquisition 
Staff works with property owners to acquire ​​temporary or permanent easements. Easements provide permission for Storm Water Services to access the property, construct the recommended improvement and provide future maintenance. This phase typically lasts 9 to 12 months and will overlap with the Design Phase.

A competitive bidding process is held to select a qualified contractor to construct the project. By state law, the lowest responsible bidder is awarded the construction contract. This phase typically lasts 7 to 8 months.

Throughout construction, the project team works to minimize disruption to property owners. The Storm Water Services construction inspector serves as the main point of contact for residents. Notifications of key construction dates will be communicated to residents prior to construction.  This phase varies, depending on the specific project, but typically lasts up to three​​ years.

The construction contract includes a warranty guaranteeing materials and workmanship for one year from the date of completion. The construction inspector conducts 6- and 11-month inspections during the warranty period. Upon notification, the contractor must repair defective items at no additional cost. ​