Magnolia-Winthrop, Storm Drainage Improvements
McAdams worked with the City of Charlotte to assess and analyze the existing flooding concerns and roadway drainage issues along Winthrop Avenue immediately south of its intersection with Magnolia Avenue. The project is located within the historic Dilworth neighborhood just south of Uptown Charlotte. In addition to flooding and drainage concerns along Winthrop Avenue, the existing network downstream along Ideal Way and McDonald Avenue was assessed for capacity and improvements. The scope of the project was limited to assessment of the existing drainage network and identification of where the system does not meet level of service criteria. McAdams developed traditional and innovative alternatives for consideration such that the City of Charlotte could make budgetary decisions on how best to address flooding in the area. These alternatives considered flood protection effectiveness, environmental impact, constructability and cost.