This project will protect yards, trees, buildings and infrastructure by stabilizing the streambank. It will also reduce localized flooding on Jamestown Dr. It will replace a flood-prone culvert on Fairfield Dr. with a bridge.
The Jamestown Tributary is a small creek that flows into Little Walnut Creek.
Stabilize approximately 2,600 feet of streambank, from Thurmond Drive to Payton Gin Pocket Park, using natural limestone boulders, mechanically stabilized earth walls, and graded slopes.
Upgrade storm drain pipes along Jamestown Drive to reduce localized flooding.
Install a bridge over the creek on Fairfield Drive to reduce flooding over the roadway.
Plant native vegetation along the streambanks and remove large concrete debris. This will restore the natural character of the creek and improve water quality.
Note: To construct this project and begin stabilizing the banks, we will need to purchase drainage easements along eroding streamside properties. A drainage easement gives the City limited rights of access or use. They are generally needed either to access and maintain infrastructure or to provide a place for water to flow. Residents should not build fences, walls, sheds or buildings within a drainage easement.
Along Jamestown Drive, just west of Lamar Boulevard and south of Payton Gin Road
Status and Timeline
In December 2022, this project was near the end of the design phase. Permitting is the next phase. Construction is projected to begin in early 2024.