Shoal Creek Restoration Project Update – Construction set to Begin!

Shoal Creek Restoration Project. Construction will be done on the Shoal Creek corridor between 15th and 28th Streets, including portions of Pease Park.

During construction the Shoal Creek Hike-and-Bike Trail will temporarily be detoured, but there will continue to be north and south transportation routes throughout the project.

Pease Park will see many improvements to its natural environment as a result of this project. Over 3,000 linear feet of creek bank will be stabilized, wastewater lines from the creek bed will be relocated, stormwater treatment will be installed for water quality, and trails will be improved along the sides of the creek. Another exciting feature is the inclusion of an underpass to the hike-and-bike trail, which will soon bypass the increasingly busy Windsor/24th Street intersection. Finally, project designs have been updated to provide for a rain meadow, instead of rain gardens, to capture and retain stormwater runoff at Custer’s Meadow.

In order to promote safety and keep the public informed of the project, we encourage you to regularly check for projects updates on the Shoal Creek Restoration page. Additionally, below you’ll find important constructions impacts that were included in an email from the City:

• Portions of Pease Park may be closed during construction. To view maps of the project phases, the timeline and the areas impacted, visit the Shoal Creek Restoration Project web page.

• Mobility along the Shoal Creek corridor (from the south end of Pease Park to Shoal Creek Blvd.) will be available, but portions of the Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail will be temporarily rerouted. Once construction is completed in a section, it will reopen. Detour plans can be seen on the Shoal Creek Restoration Project web page.

• Expect to see heavy equipment operating along or in the creek. Work zones can be very noisy. Also, expect to see bare ground and landscaping being disturbed or moved.

• Orange construction fencing designates work areas. Park users are not permitted inside these areas.