|The projects to restore the stream at Indian Run Court (left) and Columbia Road (right) will reduce erosion and excess nutrients, protect private property, and improve water quality. (Fairfax County)|
The two-part project will affect the stream between Indian Run Court and Columbia Road. Approximately 1,600 linear feet of the main channel of Indian Run and about 300 linear feet of the tributary will be restored.
The restoration effort will counter erosion by stabilizing the stream banks using natural channel design, modified cross veins, and J hooks. Trees that must be removed will be repurposed as in-stream log weirs where applicable.
The project is aimed at restoring the ecological function of the stream corridor, which is part of the Cameron Run watershed; improve water quality; and improve wildlife habitat.
The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has contracted with Environmental Quality Resources Inc. to carry out the projects, which are expected to be completed in spring 2020.
Project 1, located on Fairfax County Park Authority land behind the Aspen Hill neighborhood, is aimed at stabilizing the stream valley along the Manassas Gap railroad easement. Construction access to project 1 will be through Aspen Hill Court,
Project 2, at Columbia Road, will correct erosion problems at five residential properties that border a tributary of Indian Run. That site will be accessed from 4717 Columbia Road.
The estimated cost for both projects is $1.7 million, with funding from the county’s Stormwater Service District.
The work will be done Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The contractor may work during weekends and holidays with prior approval from the county. Residents should expect periodic deliveries of material via dump truck.
For more information contact, Project Manager Jasdeep Saini, 703-324-5675.