Stream Restoration - April 2020

Scope of Work

This project involves restoring a stream channel that receives drainage from the Toano area just below the intersection of Richmond Road and Forge Road. The stream is currently unstable and eroding. The goal of the project is to restore this degraded stream and improve water quality in the watershed. The project involves restoring approximately 900 feet of stream channel using natural stream channel design techniques and replacement of a culvert under Depot Street. The project is being partially funded by a grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.


  • Complete Engineering Design – Winter 2020
  • Bidding Phase – Spring 2020
  • Initiate Construction – Summer 2020
  • Project Completion – Fall 2020


  • Estimated Budget - $1,130,000
  • A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (final design contract) - $89,610.00
  • Contract payments and percent completed (final design contract) - $67,935.00 – 75.8%


  • Stormwater Local Assistance Funds awarded July 2017
  • Community Meeting Held Aug. 2, 2018
  • Concept Plan completed
  • Wetlands Joint Permit application submitted May 29, 2019
  • Site plan submitted for review July 24, 2019
  • Site plan is approvable March 2020

Next Steps

  • Obtain site plan approval following receipt of all easements
  • Obtain wetlands permit from the Army Corps of Engineers
  • Obtain easements from private property owners (8 of 9 easements obtained)
  • Advertise project for bidding

Project Issues

  • Easements will need to be obtained from private property owners