Mill Creek Stream Restoration
Scope of Work
The Mill Creek watershed is composed of different housing developments, many with aging or undersized drainage systems that are failing. Often during hurricanes, nor'easters, and other severe rainstorms, garage and yard flooding occurs. Many lots even flood in a two -year storm event. Over 80% of the residences and all of the commercial space lie in the upper 60% of the watershed which means development is highly focused in headwater streams. Runoff from urban areas is triggering stream bank erosion. A stream and floodplain assessment determined that the overall Mill Creek is in "fair" condition with notable reaches that are considerably impaired by uncontrolled stormwater input and associated bank and channel erosion and excess sedimentation. This project will restore portions of the restore the Upper Mill Creek Watershed in the Winston Terrace, James Square and Colony Square area surrounding Jamestown Road. The purpose of this project is to reduce flooding, sedimentation and reduce the impacts of urbanization on downstream properties. This project will utilize new stormwater best management practices (BMP’s) to provide storage to reduce sedimentation in the stream and flooding, as well as, using stream restoration techniques to stabilize and improve currently eroded streams.
Status of Project
The project is currently undergoing engineering investigation, preliminary design and planning.
Original project design contract cost - $150,000
Design change orders approved to date - $0
Current balance - $22,357
- Preliminary engineering investigation and design underway.
- Continue to secure access and right of way.
- Complete engineering design and construction plans.
- Review proposed plans with affected property owners
- Obtaining easements and right-of-way.