See, Click, Fix: West Charlotte Water Problem Update

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - There's a lot of work going on here at the intersection of Royal Court and Morehead Street in west Charlotte, following a problem I first showed you back in May.

See, Click, Fix viewers wrote about water all over the place.

I found out it was caused due to blockages in the drainage system.

The city of Charlotte told me that was due in part to silting from runoff from nearby properties.

Before crews could begin repair work here, they had to obtain the necessary easements from nearby property owners.

That was then...this is now!

The issue is being See, Click, FIXED!

Work crews are currently digging up the road and sidewalk and working on the pipes and drainage system.

The work actually started in November but about 2/3rds of the way through, the city says underground gas and water lines were discovered that hadn't previously been identified and that caused a delay in construction as utilities had to be relocated and the project re-designed.

The drainage construction should be completed this month with some cleanup and repaving expected to be finished in February.

One other note here.  The city says property owners at nearby Euclid and Morehead Streets, as well as the North Carolina DOT, are also going to have to make improvements in the area for the situation to be completely resolved.

But it's clear that what the city is doing now is going to make a huge difference.

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