This project provides ongoing protection against erosion, improves water quality in Shoal Creek and has restored native vegetation along the creek.
The solutions have retained or restored the natural character of the Shoal Creek greenbelt and integrated with desired park uses.
The project included:
Bank stabilization for approximately 3,000 feet of the creek
Improvement of creek access points and installation of rock creek crossings
Extension of a pervious, paved trail from 24th Street to Shoal Creek Blvd. and addition of a new bikeway under the 24th Street Bridge along Lamar.
Installation of infiltration areas and vegetated swales in Pease Park in order to better manage stormwater runoff that enters the park
Removal of approximately 1,900 feet of wastewater line from Shoal Creek
Soil restoration and re-establishment of creekside native vegetation
Shoal Creek west of Lamar Boulevard, between 15th and 28th Streets
As of November 2016, the project is "substantially complete" with the exception of the Lamar Bikeway. The contractors are constructing the handrail sections at the bikeway. Once the sections are completed, they will be sent to an off-site location for galvanizing. Then the rails will be returned to the bikeway for installation in March.
Please note that the contractor will be performing maintenance and touch-up work as necessary under the warranty, which expires in November 2017. Areas of Pease Park along Parkway will remain closed during the warranty to support landscape restoration efforts. Please stay out of fenced-off areas. The hike and bike trails are open.