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North Tributary Massey Draw Bank Stabilization Project at Ken Caryl Ave.

North Tributary Massey Draw Bank Stabilization Project at Ken Caryl Ave.

In June, Urban Drainage started work on the North Tributary to Massey Draw Bank Stabilization Project at Ken Caryl Ave. Project details are as follows:

Purpose and Need: The North Tributary to Massey Draw below the Equestrian Center has severely eroded the embankment on the west side of Ken Caryl Ave. In order to preserve the integrity of the roadway embankment, Jefferson County has requested the assistance of Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD). UDFCD has hired a Consulting Engineer to design and a Contractor to construct improvements that will stop the erosion of this roadway embankment.

Project Scope: This project will provide improvements that will repair the existing erosion and minimize future erosion of this section of this drainageway. These improvements will include:
• Stacked boulder walls to stabilize the drainageway bank and protect the roadway embankment
• Minor channel regrading
• Three boulder drop structures
• Rip rap channel protection

Project Impact: All efforts will be employed to minimize disturbance to existing vegetation. Upon project completion, all areas disturbed by construction activities will be reseeded. UDFCD will maintain this project for Jefferson County and monitor revegetated areas to assure a good vegetative cover. Existing trees and brush that shield this area from nearby residences will remain undisturbed. Workers will access the project area at the end of Canyon Cedar.

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