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.
The work will fortify the land surrounding the creek and help keep sediment out of the creek, improving the aquatic environment. Stormwater Program Manager Dale Jayne said, “Natural stream channel design techniques will be used to redirect the water to reduce erosion. It’s basically a wall made out of natural material which will maintain the area’s natural look.”
D.R. Phillips Contracting will perform the work under the supervision of Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., the designer and engineer for this project.
Another 500 feet of streambank is expected to be repaired in November. With the already completed section near Sandy Springs, the total project spans approximately 2,200 feet.
For information on the streambank stabilization project, contact Stormwater Program Manager Dale Jayne at 273-3512.