Stormwater Projects

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Project Details

Coe Branch Daylighting

Create a new, natural stream channel with plantings to improve water quality and create an attractive feature in Howard Herman Stream Valley Park.  The existing underground pipes will be filled and graded over.  A new path will also be installed.  The project will provide the City with credits toward Chesapeake Bay TMDL pollutant reduction goals.

Cost: Combined with Pearson Project, $1.8 million, funded by EPA grant.

Status: Complete.

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Cherry Street Drainage Improvements

Solve the localized flooding issue adjacent to tennis court and detain stormwater to solve capacity issues downstream.  The project will provide the City with credits toward Chesapeake Bay TMDL pollutant reduction goals.

Cost: $488,000

Status: Complete.

Great Falls & Little Falls Water Detention Project

Detain and filter stormwater runoff from City Hall Campus to reduce flooding on neighboring downstream properties. The project will provide the City with credits toward Chesapeake Bay TMDL pollutant reduction goals.

Cost: $548,000

Status: Complete.

Harrison Branch Daylighting

Remove existing storm infrastructure between E. Jefferson St. and where Harrison Branch meets Four Mile Run and replace it with a naturalized stream channel.  This section of piping is in disrepair and was previously identified as a good candidate for daylighting in a 2005 City study.  This project will provide the City with credits toward Chesapeake Bay TMDL pollutant reduction goals.

Cost: $300,000 (planning level estimate)

Schedule: Survey in Winter 2016; Engineering Design in Spring/Summer 2017; Construction Starts in Fall 2017; Project Completion in Winter 2017.

Status: Final construction nearing completion.

Pearson Branch Stream Restoration

Provide a stabilized stream channel and banks through natural stream design. The project will provide the City with credits toward Chesapeake Bay TMDL pollutant reduction goals.

Cost: Combined with Coe BranchProject, $1.8 million, funded by EPA grant.

Status: Complete.

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W. Westmoreland Drainage Improvements

Solve the localized flooding issue at the end of W. Westmoreland Road by providing new drainage structures that tie into Tripp’s Run. Install a new rain garden in Cavalier Trail Park, and ADA compliant parking space. The project will provide the City with credits toward Chesapeake Bay TMDL pollutant reduction goals.

Cost: $220,000

Schedule: Design is complete; Construction starts in Summer 2017; Project Completion Fall 2017.

Status: Finalizing design.

Wren Branch Drainage Improvements

Solve the localized flooding issue at the intersection of E. Columbia St. and Underwood St. by upsizing existing pipes behind the homes on Underwood St. and crossing E Columbia St. The eroded outfall of the stormwater pipes will be restored using natural stream channel design. The project will provide the City with credits toward Chesapeake Bay TMDL pollutant reduction goals.

Cost: $550,000 (engineer’s estimate)

Schedule: Construction Starts in Winter 2017; Project Completion Spring 2018

Status: Construction drawings underway.