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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Detour Set for Swamp Rabbit Trail During Stream Stabilization Work

Map of Stream Bank Work

Two major stream projects are scheduled for construction in the city in the first quarter of 2022.

The first is the Reedy River Stream Stabilization Project, which begins in January and will take four to five months to complete. The total project area includes sites in Falls Park and Cleveland Park, as well as along the Swamp Rabbit Trail near Andover Apartments. Work is expected to progress from one site to the next based on the schedule outlined below:

  • Andover Site (Jan.-Feb.) – grading and stabilization of approximately 150 feet of eroded streambank adjacent to the Swamp Rabbit Trail with geolifts and native plants. A small portion of the trail will also be replaced as part of this work. There will be a trail detour in place through January.
  • Upper Cleveland Park Site (late Jan.-March) – grading and stabilization of approximately 150 feet of eroded streambank with a floodplain bench and native plants.  
  • Lower Cleveland Park Site (Feb.-March) – grading and stabilization of approximately 50 feet of eroded streambank adjacent to the Swamp Rabbit Trail with geolifts and native plants.
  • Lower Falls Park Site (March) – grading and stabilization of approximately 50 feet of eroded streambank with geolifts and native plants.
  • Upper Falls Park Site (March-April) - grading and stabilization of approximately 200 feet of eroded streambank downstream from the Main Street Bridge with stone boulder toe armoring.

The second is the Parallel Parkway Mitigation Project, which will address impacts from the construction of the Parallel Parkway project. The project scope includes enhancing approximately 1,000 linear feet of streambank with natural channel systems, riffle-pools and in-stream structures, as well as invasive plant removal and installation of native plantings. A 250-foot permanent conservation easement will also be established as part of the project.

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