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South End Water Main project begins next phase at new location

The multi-year project, which slows traffic in the middle of South Blvd, is improving the aging water system in the busy Charlotte neighborhood.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cross-traffic between Remount Road and Ideal Way across South Boulevard will reopen as Charlotte Water's major South End water main project moves north into its next phase.

This next phase, the eighth thus far, starts just north of that Remount Rd. and Ideal Way intersection on South Blvd. and ends after Atherton Street. Like with previous phases of this project, concrete barriers will close the middle section of the busy South End road.

Phase Eight is expected to last approximately three months, according to Charlotte Water, which oversees the project meant to address the growing demand on the aging water infrastructure in the quickly-developing neighborhood.

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In addition to slowing traffic and limiting access to driveaways across South Blvd., the following closures and changes are expected as a result of Phase Eight work:

  • South Blvd. Southbound Traffic
    • No left turns onto Atherton St.
    • Right turn allowed onto Remount Rd.
    • Left turn allowed onto Ideal Way
  • South Blvd. Northbound Traffic
    • Left turn allowed onto Remount Rd.
    • Right turn allowed onto Ideal Way
    • Right turn allowed onto Atherton

This section of work will be near businesses including Mac's Speed Shop, SouthBound, AAA, and Taco Bell.

The project is being conducted in sections beginning at Scaleybark Road in 2020. The work will continue moving north with a scheduled completion near Worthington Avenue later this year.

The work "will replace an existing system previously installed in the 1920s and 1930s and will supply approximately 4-times its volume," Charlotte Water says on the project website.

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Construction is being done by R.H. Price with engineering by Stantec.

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