The project design is expected to be completed in 2020.
The project will restore 1,100 linear feet of stream channel. The existing channel is unstable as evidenced by tall, vertical, raw stream banks and the deep and widening stream channel. This instability erodes property, undermines trees and threatens sanitary sewer infrastructure throughout the corridor. This project is part of larger efforts to restore many of Fairfax County’s degraded streams while improving overall water quality and the condition of the Chesapeake Bay.
The project is located on homeowner association (HOA) property bounded on the upstream by Clouds Mill Drive and downstream by La Vista Drive. The project is in the Lee Magisterial District and in the Cameron Run Watershed.
The most recent design plan was received on July 8, 2020 and is under review. Due to COVID-19, no in person, public meeting is scheduled at this time.
The environmental benefits of the project are:
Decreased streambank erosion
Protection of public infrastructure including threatened sanitary sewer pipes and manholes
Improved instream and riparian habitat for wildlife
Restored ecological function of the stream corridor
Improved water quality by reducing Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Total Suspended Solids
Design is anticipated to be complete in winter 2020/2021. Dependent upon funding allocation and all necessary permit approvals, construction activity is planned to begin summer 2021. There will be a Pardon Our Dust meeting prior to the start of construction activity.
What to Expect
Flagging and survey markers are visible throughout the project area. At times, contractors and staff may be onsite to validate field conditions and proposed improvements. Staff will be wearing high-visibility clothing. Once construction begins, access and deliveries will enter the site from potential access points at the intersection of Clouds Mill Drive and Bush Hill Drive. The typical work week is Monday through Friday starting after 7:00 a.m. Note that at some periods during construction, work may occur on weekends. Construction activities on weekends would occur after 9:00 a.m. These start times are in accordance with the Fairfax County Noise Ordinance.
Project Cost and Funding Source
Design of the Cameron Run at La Vista Drive stream restoration project is funded for $634,000. Construction funding is dependent upon future budget availability and allocations. Stormwater projects are funded through the county Stormwater Service District.
Presentations to the Community
Typically, the Stormwater Planning design team shares the project design with the community at a public meeting. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project’s concept design and presentation will be shared below. Questions are encouraged and requests for additional information should be forwarded to the Project Manager (contact information below).
The project site can be viewed by going to the Fairfax County Stormwater Projects Page and typing “Cameron Run Tributary @ La Vista Drive (CA82-0005)” in the search window in the upper left corner of the screen.
For more information please email Project Manager Ken Trinh, Stormwater Planning Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or call 703-324-1016, TTY 711.