The City of Maryville Engineering and Public Works department has completed a streambank stabilization project along 2,200 linear feet of Pistol Creek in Pearson Springs Park. The project’s main goals were to protect the Greenway Trail and reduce bank erosion. Improving water quality and wildlife habitat while enhancing the beauty of the park were also objectives of the project.
The Greenway Trail along the creek also received some much-needed attention. Improvements to the trail included leveling and resurfacing with new asphalt and replacement of some of the bridges that cross over the creek between Best Street and Montgomery Lane.
Recently three large permanent signs explaining the streambank restoration project were installed along the trail. Visitors to the park are encouraged to stop for a moment to read about what was done, why it was needed, and what was accomplished.
Update: Thursday, June 27
Seal coating is underway today on the Pearson Springs walkway to Montgomery Lane stretch of the greenway. The trail should reopen Friday, June 28
Update: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Due to weather delays, the second section (Pearson Springs pavilion walkway to Montgomery Lane is scheduled to be seal coated on Friday, June 21. The first section (walkway to Best Street) is completed.
Update: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Greenway seal coating, originally scheduled for this past Monday and Tuesday, has been rescheduled (due to weather) for Friday, June 14. The work will require closing the trail. The first section to be seal coated is from Best Street to Pearson Springs at the restrooms walkway. This section will close at 8 a.m. Friday and should be reopened Saturday. The second section will be closed from Pearson Springs to Montgomery Lane on Monday, June 17, weather permitting.
Previously: June 4, 2019
Contractors for the City will close a section of the greenway to seal coat the walking trail beginning Monday, June 10 weather permitting.
The first section – from the Pearson Springs parking lot to the Montgomery Lane side of the greenway – will close on June 10 and reopen June 11. The second section – from the Pearson Springs Restrooms and parking lot side of the trail down to Best Street – will close when the first section is complete. Both sections should reopen by June 12 if the weather is good.
For more information, please contact the City of Maryville Public Works Department at (865) 273–3302.
The City’s ongoing streambank stabilization project along the Greenway trail will resume the week of January 7 and is expected to continue for up to four weeks.
The repair work will span approximately 500 feet from the parking lot at Pearson Springs pavilion to the footbridge on the section of trail leading to Montgomery Lane. There will be fencing along the streambank, and construction equipment will be staged in a small section of the parking lot. While brief closures and restricted access may be required during the process, the greenway will remain open through this area during the project.
Stormwater Program Manager Dale Jayne said, “This final section of the project will complete the 2,200 feet section of the streambank along the greenway that began in 2017. It will fortify the land surrounding the creek and help keep sediment out of the creek, improving the aquatic environment. This will provide stability to the bank and ensure the greenway in this section is open to enjoy for many years to come.”
D.R. Phillips Contracting will perform the work under the supervision of Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., the designer and engineer for this project.
For information on the streambank stabilization project, Stormwater Program Manager Dale Jayne at 273-3512.
City of Maryville contractors will install a new bridge on the greenbelt trail near Montgomery Lane and Pearson Springs soccer fields beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 7. The new bridge installation is expected to take less than a day and will require the temporary closure of a portion of the trail.
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