Grices Run

Stream Restoration - April 2021

Scope of Work

The Grices Run Stream Restoration will stabilize erosion in an area of the County which has highly erodible soils and uncontrolled runoff from upstream development that was created prior to stormwater management regulations (see attached Existing Conditions photos). The project includes two unnamed tributaries to Grices Run flowing directly into the James River (see attached location map). Reach 1 is a 950-linear-foot channel beginning at a culvert under Columbia Drive and located east of Endeavor Drive. Reach 2 is a 260-linear-foot channel located east of James River Elementary School, near the side parking lot. The goal of the design is to create a channel with a stable pattern, profile and dimension, and stabilize actively eroding banks. Natural channel design principles were utilized to develop the limits for the design. Streambank stabilization structures will be employed in the stream restoration. Invasive plants will be removed and replaced with native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous vegetation. All necessary permits and/or approvals have been obtained for this project.

Environmental Quality Resources, LLC was the low bidder $392,199 which is well within budget. EQR has performed satisfactory work for James City County in the past and the contract is on the agenda for the January 26, 2021, Board of Supervisors for consideration of approval. This project is part of the approved Capital Improvements Program budget and up to $396,000 of Virginia Environmental Endowment matching grant funds, which are part of the James River Water Quality Improvement Fund are available to fund this project.


  • Design/Bidding - Winter 2020
  • Construction - Spring-Fall 2020


  • Environmental Quality Resources, LLC - $392,199 
  • Current payout and percent completed - $0 - 0%
  • Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. – Contract Amount - $176,352
  • Current payout and percent completed - $115,324 - 65%
  • Additional Project Component Expenses - $15,236


  • Incorporate geotechnical field investigation results into the design plans
  • Temporary and Permanent Easement acquisitions within the project area
  • Site Plan Approved December 2021
  • Complete Bidding Phase and obtain Board of Supervisor approval for contract award

Next Steps

  • Construction Phase beginning April 2021
  • Substantial Completion October 2021
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