This project was identified for stream restoration and basin enhancement as part of the overall effort to improve water quality on the Government Center campus. Staffs of the Stormwater Planning Division initiated the design of the project in July 2019.
The Difficult Run Tributary and Basins at Government Center project will consist of approximately 1,600 linear feet of stream restoration using Natural Channel Design (NCD) standards and dredging of two amenity ponds to improve stream health and water quality adjacent to the Fairfax County Government Center. The work includes the following: grading, excavation, fill, stream alignment, in-stream and log structure, and riparian corridor enhancement, native species landscaping, and trail rehabilitation.
The project is located north of the Government Center, bounded on the upstream by Government Center Parkway and downstream by Monument Drive. The project is in the Braddock Magisterial District.
Difficult Run Tributaries and Basins Restoration Story Map
Improvement of water quality through the removal of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Total Suspended Solids.
The project is expected to begin construction in summer 2023 and will conclude fall 2024.
What to Expect
Construction work will include truck traffic entering the site through the Government Center parking lot, and at the southern trail head located off of the Government Center Parkway. The typical work week is Monday through Friday, starting after 7 a.m. Note that at some periods during construction, work may occur on weekends. Deliveries on those days will occur after 9 a.m.