Sawmill Road Stream Stabilization
- Stream Restoration
- $500,000 (estimated)
- Stormwater Management (Lead)
- AECOM - Design Consultant
The City has acquired the necessary permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This winter, the project will be advertised for the project's construction bid.
The goal of the project is to improve this area's watershed by repairing and stabilizing eroded creek banks, which improves water quality, wildlife habitat, and enhance community aesthetics.
The project involves re-establishing and stabilizing more than 1,000 feet of an unnamed stream to Mine Creek that flows south beneath Sawmill Road in north Raleigh. This work includes temporarily closing a City greenway, removing trees (to provide sunlight and a clear work space), installing erosion control measures, grading severely eroded creek banks, installing grade control (natural stone) structures, planting native plants (trees, shrubs, and plugs), and reseeding.
|Winter 2018||Project bid complete|
|Spring 2018||Project construction begins|
|Summer 2018||Project construction complete|
This undeveloped City parcel located south of Sawmill Road was identified for a stream stabilization several years ago. A previous property owner built an earthen dam, which failed altering the natural flow of the stream. The objective of the project is to re-establish the natural flow and stabilize the stream banks. This will improve the overall water quality of this watershed within the Crabtree Basin by stabilizing severely eroded stream banks and improving wildlife habitat that has been impacted by sediment pollution.