Pikes Branch Stream Restoration
|Between Telegraph Road and Old Telegraph Road in Fairfax County|
Project at a Glance
About the Project
A long-term project is currently in design to restore about 5,500 linear feet of Pikes Branch and tributaries between Telegraph Road and Old Telegraph Road. View 30% conceptual design plan and concept rendering.
Some preliminary work on Pikes Branch began in support of the emergency road repairs, including the removal of trees. However, the stream restoration project includes a reforestation plan that will include a mix of native vegetation, including trees.
On Oct. 11, Fairfax County hosted a "Pardon Our Dust" meeting to present information on the County's adjacent project to restore Pikes Branch at Ridgeview Park. VDOT participated in the County’s meeting to share information on VDOT’s Pikes Branch restoration project. View VDOT presentation.
By early December, the next stage of the design plans will be made available for public comment. A follow up on-site walk through of the project will be hosted by VDOT to familiarize residents with the proposed design.
All future meeting notices will be posted here and to our Twitter account.
In September, crews completed the first phase of an emergency project along Old Telegraph Road that included drilling shafts and moving Pikes Branch away from the road. The next phase of this emergency project, which will include stabilizing the road embankment and replacing the pavement and guardrail, will initiate in late October with the goal being to be completed prior to Thanksgiving.
While construction is underway, the work zone will be closed to through traffic during work hours, and open to southbound traffic only during off hours. When crews are at work, local residents and emergency vehicles can stop and be flagged through the work zone.
View emergency relocation plan.