Charlotte Water crews have been working diligently over the last few months on the extensive emergency wastewater pipe replacement under the Stewart Creek Greenway. The pipe fell and broke into the eroded creek bank in early February.
Here is an overview of what’s been done over the last few weeks, and what is coming up, as we enter into the final stages of the repairs:
Week of April 27:
During the last week in April, progress continued as sheet piles were being trimmed and restoration along the creek bank continued. However, heavy rains during this week caused the creek to rise to an extremely high level and washed out a portion of the newly restored creek bank. Fine soils in the imported backfill were washed away leaving behind larger rocks that were contained in the fill material. Crews determined that they would need to stabilize the bank with heavy matting to help prevent this from happening again.
Also during this week, crews were able to remove the temporary above-ground piping from the worksite. Meetings began with Mecklenburg County staff to discuss restoration along the greenway trail.
Week of May 4:
Crews removed the gravel access roads at the Tuckaseegee Road bridge, and hauled off piles of dirt stored throughout the site.
Week of May 11:
Crews completed creek bank restoration, and are continuing to remove access roads, complete rough grading, and continue site clean up.
Another meeting with the County will occur again later this month as a follow up on any additional work that is needed before crews move into final grading and restoration of the greenway trail.