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Pikes Branch Stream Restoration

Between Telegraph Road and Old Telegraph Road in Fairfax County

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Project at a Glance
Begin Date
Early 2019

Est Completion Date
Late 2020


Northern Virginia

Terry Yates, P.E.
Embankment Work

Joe Parfitt
Stream Restoration

Note:  A community stream walk and public meeting were held Dec. 12. 

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.

Next Steps

Note:  A community stream walk and public meeting were held Dec. 12.

Slope Repair

Construction Work: In late November, crews began work again on the slope repair project. This includes the installation of a silt fence and concrete blocks, a temporary wooden bridge for construction access, plus removal of about a dozen small trees in the immediate slope repair area only.

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.

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. 

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