Upper Torrence Creek Tributary 1 Watershed & Stream Improvements
From I-77 to North Mecklenburg Park

Project is in the construction phase.


​​In conjunction with the Town of Huntersville, Mecklenburg County Storm Water Services plans to design and implement a watershed and stream improvement project to restore the creeks to a more stable, natural condition. The project includes approximately 5,000 feet of Torrence Creek Tributary #1 from I-77 to North Mecklenburg Park, 1,000 feet of Delancey Tributary, 1,000 feet of Ricksted Tributary, 1,000 feet of Park South Tributary, and 1,000 feet of Park North Tributary. For more information about the importance of Mecklenburg County’s stream restoration projects, check out these videos.


  • 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
  • Construct stormwater control measures (SCMs) to reduce pollution in the Torrence tributaries​

Estimated Cost: $1,900,000*

*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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PlanningCOMPLETEDMarch 2018
DesignCOMPLETEDOctober 2019
PermittingCOMPLETEDJanuary 2020
ConstructionIN PROGRESSAnticipated October 2021

Project Team

Brian G. Sikes

Project Manager


Torrence Creek Trib Mailer.pdf
Torrence Creek Trib Project Map.pdf
September 2020 Torrence Trib Construction Outreach Postcard.pdf
Construction ongoing on project.
Beginning of construction.
Construction is ongoing.
During construction.
Grass along the banks is growing.
Grass growing along the banks. 
Constuction of pipe emptying into channel.
Construction of the pipe and channel.