Streambank Stabilization Project

Update April 10, 2019

Notice to proceed on the Authority’s 2019 Streambank Stabilization Project was issued on April 5, 2019 and the contractor, Eagle Contracting Inc. of Chester Springs, PA, has provided the following tentative schedule:

Monday April 15, 2019 - Applewood Site - Mobilize to project, E&S Controls, mat installation for rock construction entrance

Estimated three (3) days to complete

Thursday April 18, 2019 - Sawmill Lane Site - Mobilize to project, E&S Controls, mat installation for rock construction entrance

Estimated three (3) days to complete

Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 – Meetinghouse Road Site - Mobilize to project, E&S Controls, mat installation for rock construction entrance

Estimated three (3) days to complete

Note that all three sites must first be prepared before the contractor returns to any of the sites to perform the actual stabilization work. In total, preparation of the sites is expected to take approximately three weeks. The Applewood site will be the first to be prepared, followed by the Sawmill Lane site and then the Meetinghouse site

A schedule for returning to each site to begin the installation of the live stakes has not yet been provided but will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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Streambank Stabilization Project 2019 (Project Overview)

The purpose of this project is to protect the existing sanitary sewer manholes and pipes at three separate locations within the Township where streambank erosion has occurred - Meetinghouse Road, Sawmill Lane, and Blackwatch Court.

Restoration/stabilization measures include live staking and placement of rip rap.  Rip rap is a rocky material used on steep slopes and along the water's edge to protect from scour and erosion.  Live staking re-establishes a root network along the stream banks and helps absorb rain water and prevent further soil loss.  

The contract for the project has been awarded to Eagle Contracting Inc. of Chester Springs, PA.  Commencement of the project is uncertain at this time due to the current degree of ground saturation. 

Please be aware that the contractor is required to provide documentation of pre-construction conditions in order to ensure that disturbed areas are properly restored.  Accordingly, prior to the work, videotaping will occur in each of the areas.  

Work will take place within existing permanent and temporary access and staging easements as depicted below. 

Work will occur between 7 AM and dusk, Monday through Friday.  It is not currently anticipated that work will take place on Saturdays, however should unforeseen circumstances arise, Saturday work would not begin until 8 AM.

Once work begins and dependent upon weather conditions, stabilization will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete at each site.  During the period while the stabilization work is being performed, there will be some equipment left in the immediate work areas. Because there are multiple sites, the contract provides for a total of 180 days from the start date to complete the work. Upon completion of work, disturbed areas will be restored and temporary access easements will expire.

Applewood/Sawmill Area Map

Meetinghouse Road Area Map

 

 

Status Update: 

New Update - 4/10/19