Water flowing through the current stormwater pipe in the W. North Ridge community


Western North Ridge Stormwater Improvements

Phase I

This project will improve the stormwater system on Tanbark Way, Pine Bark Court, Harps Mill Road, and Grist Mill Road. 

Project Details

$5.7 million (estimate)
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
WK Dickson (Design), Carolina Civilworks (Construction)



Todd Rall
Project Manager

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:




This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


The consultant completed the design for the project and they were reviewed by stormwater staff and the public.

Public Meetings & Feedback

February 2022 Public Meeting

We discussed the most recent design plans with the general public and held individual property owner meetings.

Previous Meeting

There was a public meeting in May 2021. A community survey also was available to provide feedback.  The consultant and staff are now reviewing survey results as they continue to work on the design. 


StoryMap: How We Plan to Alleviate Flooding


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Video: Watch Virtual Meeting to Learn About Proposed Design

Western North Ridge Stormwater Project – May 25, 2021 Virtual Meeting

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Construction will begin June 2024. Harps Mill Road between Tanbark Way and Grist Mill Road will be closed for approximately 5 months. View the bypass construction map to see the alternative route.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Phase details coming soon.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Date Activity
Fall 2017 Project design modeling for Phase I
Late Fall 2018 Final design plans began
2019-2020 Project on hold due to funding
Fall 2020 New design firm selected
Winter 2021 Project design re-started
Fall 2021 Utility location complete
Spring 2022 Project design for Phase 1 & 2 complete
Winter 2022 - Spring 2022 Easement acquisition and permitting process complete
Early 2024 Construction begins


This project is located along the western drainage basin to the North Ridge Country Club Lake, which is in the Perry Creek watershed.

 A history of flooding events in the area resulted in public meetings in April and June 2006, which initiated this stormwater project. An engineering study was completed in December 2006, which recommended improvements to the existing storm drainage systems at Tanbark Way, two locations on Harps Mill Road, and the system crossings at Grist Mill Road.


Improvements will be made in this area where the stream channel is restricted and where there is severe erosion. The downstream channel also will be repaired to address flooding and stream erosion concerns along this portion of the stream.

The project may also include water quality improvements to meet regulatory requirements and to address water quality concerns within the Perry Creek watershed.