Director, Stormwater Planning
The project is in the construction stage.
This project was identified in the Difficult Run Watershed Management Plan for stream restoration and stabilization activities. It was placed in the county's Fiscal Year 2016 work plan as a result of severe erosion and maintenance issues related to a downstream stormwater management basin.
The project will restore about 3,200 linear feet of natural stream channel, decommission an old stormwater management pond and replace aging and undersized sanitary sewer sections. The stream channel exhibits severely eroded and over-widened banks, head-cuts, and the potential for further bed and bank instability. 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 primary goals of the restoration are:
The project is located on private and public land west of Gosnell Road, extending downstream through Old Courthouse Spring Branch Stream Valley Park below the Vesper Lane Trail.
The project is in the Hunter Mill Magisterial District.
The project benefits are:
Construction of this project is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.
The project design is complete. Construction is expected to start in fall 2019 and extend through spring 2021.
The project will require the use of heavy construction equipment. Dump trucks will deliver materials to the construction entrances at Tyvale Court and Vesper Street. Timber mat roads will be built through the stream valley to transport equipment and materials and protect tree roots. Some trees will be removed because they are falling into the channel or to gain access for construction.
Stormwater projects are funded through the county Stormwater Service District.
For more information, please contact Project Manager Charles Smith, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Stormwater Planning Division, or call 703-324-2467, TTY 711.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035