Public Works and Environmental Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Suite 449, Fairfax, Va 22035

Craig Carinci,
Director, Stormwater Planning

Paul Springs Branch at Hollin Hills - Segments 1 and 2 Combined

Project Update: August 25, 2021

Construction has begun.

Project Background

These projects were identified during the county’s stream physical assessment survey, the Little Hunting Creek Watershed Planning process and by the Hollin Hills community members.

Project Description

paul springs branch at hollin hills
The stream incision is rapidly getting worse, in both streams. This was taken at Goodman Park.

This project will assess and design a stream stabilization of approximately 1800 linear feet of main stem channel and a small tributary in Goodman Park (Segment 1). The combined project will also assess and design a stream stabilization for 1100 linear feet of the main stem channel in Brickelmaier Park (Segment 2). The channels have areas of incision, exposed and eroding stream banks and falling trees. Funding is approved for this project. The channel will be restored to prevent erosion, convey stormwater, improve soils and support the native vegetation to restore ecosystem health.

Project Location

This project is located within the Hollin Hills Community in Alexandria. Work will be within Goodman and Brickelmaier Parks.

map - Paul- Spring

Project Benefits

  • Improvement of water quality through the removal of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Total Suspended Solids.
  • Improvement in forest health through removal of non-native species and establishment of a diverse native ecosystem.


The project design was completed February 2020. Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2022.

What to Expect

Construction access and deliveries will enter the site from Paul Springs Road. Residents should expect periodic deliveries of material using dump trucks to the site throughout the week starting after 7 a.m. on weekdays. Note that at some periods during construction, work may occur on weekends. Deliveries on those days will be made after 9 a.m.

Project Cost and Funding Source

Construction of the Project is estimated to cost about $2 million. Stormwater projects are funded through the county Stormwater Service District.

Presentations to the Community

Past Presentations


For more information please email Project Manager Meghan Fellows, Stormwater Planning Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, or call 703 324 5807, TTY 711.

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