Past Stream Restoration Projects

Purpose

Stream restoration is the process of returning damaged and undergrounded streams to conditions that are healthier, cleaner, and more natural for wildlife and aquatic life using Natural Stream Channel Design methods. Restoration brings many benefits to the local stream, Potomac River, and Chesapeake Bay - healthier habitat, cleaner stream, and less erosion.

Coe Branch Stream Restoration

  • Scope: Relocate and enhance 700 feet of Coe Branch and daylight 500 feet of stream currently piped underground
  • Cost: $1,902,434.79 (Federal Grant 55%, Local Match 45%)
  • Schedule:
    • Survey - Complete
    • Engineering Design - Complete
    • Construction start - Bridge installation August 2015
    • Project Completion - Stream portion of project completed June 2015, bridge to be installed August 2015
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
  • Status: Bridge installation scheduled for August 2015.

Pearson Branch Stream Restoration

  • Scope:Stabilize and enhance 360 feet of degraded stream along Pearson Branch
  • Cost: $396,000
  • Schedule:
    • Survey - Complete
    • Engineering Design - Complete
    • Construction Start - Complete
    • Project Completion - Complete
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
  • Status: Complete

City Hall Campus Water Detention Project

  • Scope: Detain stormwater runoff from City Hall campus to reduce flooding on neighboring downstream properties
  • Cost: $575,559.30
  • Schedule:
    • Survey - Complete
    • Engineering Design - Complete
    • Construction Start - Complete
    • Project Completion - Complete
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
  • Status: Complete.

Wren's Branch Drainage Study (Phase 1)

  • Scope: Investigation to solve flooding problems at East Columbia and Van Buren, East Columbia and Underwood, and behind the homes on Van Buren
  • Cost: $550,000 preliminary estimate
  • Schedule:
    • Survey - Complete
    • Engineering Design - Complete
    • Construction Start - Late Spring 2016
    • Project Completion - 2017
  • Project Manager: Matt Hansen
  • Status: Preliminary engineer complete.

Jessie Thackery Stormwater Improvements

  • Scope: Detain stormwater runoff using large underground piping.
  • Cost: $487,567.83
  • Schedule: 
      • Survey - Complete
      • Engineering Design - Complete
      • Construction Start - Complete
      • Project Completion - Complete
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
  • Status: Complete

West Westmoreland Stormwater Improvements

  • Scope: Installation of new stormwater piping and inlets, bio-retention facility and potentially permeable pavers to alleviate localized flooding.
  • Cost: $120,000 Preliminary Estate
  • Schedule:
      • Survey - Undergoing
      • Engineering - Fall 2015
      • Construction Start - February/March 2016
      • Project Completion - 2016

 

Property Yard Fueling Station
  • Scope: Graded the site and installed a canopy over the fueling station
  • Cost: $75,000
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
Reagan Branch 42-Inch Storm Water Pipe Replacement
  • Scope: Replaced 260 linear feet of aged and degraded 42-inch pipe on the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School campus
  • Cost: $116,000
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
CCTV Camera Purchase
  • Scope: Purchased camera for pipe inspection
  • Cost: Approximately $200,000
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
  • Status: Complete
100 Block West Broad Pipe Repair
  • Scope: Repair collapsed pipe in from of BB&T and create capacity within the existing system in order to mitigate local street flooding in 100 block of West Broad St
  • Cost: $400,000 (Preliminary Estimate)
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
  • Status: Complete
Douglas Avenue Water Detention Project
  • Scope: Rebuild stormwater conveyance in basin to mitigate flooding on the street and surrounding businesses in Tower Square shopping center
  • Cost: $350,000 (Preliminary Estimate)
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstorm
  • Status: Complete
Robert's Park and Tripp's Run
  • Scope: Seeking best options to repair sink hole
  • Cost:
  • Project Manager: Jason Widstrom
  • Status: Complete

Reagan Branch Stormwater Pipe

Storm Sewer

Property Yard Fuel Canopy

Property Yard Fuel Canopy