Myrtle/Morehead Phase 2 Storm Drainage Improvement Project

  • Project typeStorm Water Services

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.

Project Updates

East Morehead and McDowell Streets intersection work continues. Crews have completed the tunneling operation and are now installing large storm drainage and sanitary sewer structures. View the December mailer(PDF, 712KB) for more information.


Estimated Cost: $41,500,000*

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

Project Phase: Construction

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End date
Planning Completed March 2007 
Design Completed  June 2018
Permitting Completed June 2018
Property Easement/Acquisition Completed June 2018
Bid Completed December 2018
Construction Completed April 2023
Warranty TBD