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Dawson Neighborhood

East Bouldin Creek Restoration Begins

Michelle Adlong of the City of Austin sent this update, write us your comments below!

“Good afternoon neighbors of East Bouldin Creek,

I’d like to update you on the progress of the East Bouldin Creek at 2912 Brinwood Avenue Bank Restoration Project. This project is scheduled to begin construction in January 2015 by the Watershed Protection Department’s in-house erosion crew. Active construction should last 4 to 6 months, but can vary depending on weather or unforeseen complications. This is the same project that I had presented at the Dawson Neighborhood Association meeting in August 2013.

This project will restore an eroded section of East Bouldin Creek’s east bank, just downstream of Havana Street. Bank work will occur along approximately 160 feet between 2912 and 2908 Brinwood Avenue, and was prioritized due to a water main break in July 2012. The design intends to stabilize the eroded, steep bank while keeping the natural character of the creek, with a rock boulder toe wall and a reinforced slope that is seeded with native plants.

During construction, expect:

  • Construction equipment entering/exiting via an entrance off of Havana street.
  • A construction staging area in the easement at 3021 Fontana Dr. Crews will be driving through the creek channel to access the project, and will restore areas disturbed by construction activities. In addition to the active construction areas, the following properties will be adjacent to the access areas: 3011 through 3019 Fontana Dr. and 2914 through 3006 Brinwood.
  • An overhead utility guy wire that crosses the creek will be relocated by AT&T and Austin Energy crews
  • Potential noise during work hours, such as when the crews are bypass pumping the creek water to protect water quality
  • Active construction should last 4 to 6 months, with revegetation to occur on a slower scale of years

I look forward to the end result as an improvement to the creek as well as neighborhood. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the construction project. Also respond if you would like to be added (or removed) from my direct email list for project updates.

Best regards,
Michelle Adlong
Graduate Engineer
Stream Restoration and Stormwater Treatment Section
City of Austin | Watershed Protection Department
512-974-2826 |”

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