This project will stabilize erosion areas and enhance shoreline vegetation on the Shoal Creek Peninsula, a man-made piece of land that extends into Lady Bird Lake near the Seaholm Power Plant site.
The project is needed because when Shoal Creek rises and the peninsula floods, erosion of the shoreline occurs. The erosion is threatening the hike and bike trail on the peninsula, particularly on the side nearest Lady Bird Lake.
Components of this project include:
Reinforcing the eroded shoreline along Lady Bird Lake with limestone boulders
Repaving the trail with concrete, and adding a new walkway on the western half of the peninsula that connects to the existing trail
Removing dumped concrete and failing retaining walls from the peninsula’s perimeter, and reconstructing a sloped shoreline along the inside and tip of the peninsula
Landscaping the peninsula with native vegetation and removal of some of the invasive species
The peninsula along Shoal Creek and Lady Bird Lake, southwest of the intersection of W Cesar Chavez Street and San Antonio Street.
Construction of the stabilization and trail reconstruction is now substantially complete. Landscape maintenance will continue through 2014, therefore orange fencing will remain along the trail edges to limit foot traffic in vegetated areas until they are well established.