Tuscarora Creek Flood Mitigation & Stream Restoration

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Tuscarora Creek Flood Mitigation  (Project No. 06306) & Tuscarora Creek Restoration - TMDL (Project No. 16301) project information from Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

FY20 Aerial of PhasesConstruction Start Date: Spring 2019

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2020

Project Manager: Walid Quttaineh 703-737-7055

Project Description: This project has two components, one for flood protection and one for stream restoration.

The flood protection portion of the project will include channel improvements to Tuscarora Creek to help reduce flooding of the adjoining residential properties.  In addition, storm drainage is included to handle the 100-year storm event along with a three to four foot high wall.

The stream restoration portion of the project will include realignment of the stream channel to reduce/eliminate erosion and improve overall stream health, and planting of a riparian buffer along portions of the stream.

The project will be constructed in phases, with the initial Phase I construction located upstream of Harrison Street behind the T.W. Perry and bowling alley properties.  Phase II is located downstream of Harrison Street and behind the skate park and Loudoun County Rescue Squad properties.

 

 

Tuscarora Creek Flooding1 Tuscarora Creek Flooding2

Flooding in the improvement area during Tropical Storm Hanna in September 2008

 

Project Contracts:

  • Design Engineer - Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler Earth & Environmental, Inc).
  • Construction Contractor - Avon Construction

Project Documents:

Project Updates:

As of August 9, 2019 - Construction is underway.  On  the east side of Harrison Street, the contractor continues to clear trees and is scheduled to start the sanitary sewer improvements next week. On the west side of Harrison Street, the contractor is currently performing stream restoration work and installing the rock features.