Water​ Oak Storm Drainage Improvement Project

  • Project typeStorm Water Services

The Water Oak Storm Drainage Improvement Project will reduce street and structure flooding throughout the neighborhood. Located within a drainage area of approximately 115 acres, the project will replace and/or rehabilitate aging infrastructure and provide adequate drainage system capacity. The project area is bordered by Bertonley Avenue to the north, Addison Drive to the south, Emory Lane to the east and Whitby Lane to the west.

Project Updates

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is starting construction of the Water Oak Storm Drainage Improvement Project. On December 5, 2022, City Council awarded the construction contract to Sealand Contractors Corp. Construction is anticipated to take two years. 

A public meeting was held on April 27 to share information and answer questions.

Meeting highlights

• Project team introductions
• Project goals
• What to expect during construction
• Planned road closure at Emory Lane and Stafford Circle

View the May mailer(PDF, 705KB) for more information.


Estimated Cost: $14,100,000*

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

Project Phase: Construction

Learn more about project phases.


End date
Planning Completed January 2014 
Design Completed  June 2022
Permitting Completed March 2021
Property Easement/Acquisition Completed February 2022
Bid Completed December 2022 
Construction In Progress Mid-2025 
Warranty TBD