Stormwater flows through Ellenvale Run from Lemont Lake to Morris Lake. Phase 2 of this rehabilitation project focuses on replacement of the retaining walls along the 180 metre portion of Ellenvale Run between John Cross Drive and Elwin Crescent.
The retaining walls along the channel consist of various materials and types; gabion basket (metal wire baskets filled with stone), masonry stone
walls, steel sheet piles, and precast concrete blocks. The condition of the retaining walls also varies along the channel. In some areas, the walls appear to be in relatively good condition while in others the walls are failing and temporary bracing has been installed to prevent them from falling into the stream. In an effort to stabilize the channel walls, to ‘naturalize’ the channel, and to reestablish or improve natural habitat, the restoration efforts of this project will use energy dissipation pools, natural pool and riffle sequencing and natural stone on the bottom of the channel liner. This provides a naturalized stream bottom that reduces velocities, creates pools and meanders and helps to improve fish passage.
The contractor will have heavy equipment on the roads to facilitate stream reconstruction. Traffic will at times be delayed as temporary traffic control measures may be in place in the areas of work. Work will also be progressing within the channel. Residents can expect to see heavy equipment within the channel removing the existing walls.
As mentioned above, Ellenvale Run goes from Lemont Lake to Morris Lake, a total distance of approximately 5 km.
Phase 1 of this project is substatially complete, the majority of that work was completed in the spring and summer of 2018.
Phase 2 of this rehabilitation project focuses on replacement of the retaining walls along the 180 metre portion of Ellenvale Run between John Cross Drive and Elwin Crescent. More information is available above.
The Halifax Water & HRM integrated Wanda Lane, Tobin Drive & Ronald Court Infrastructure Upgrades & Rehabilitation Project includes Phase 3 of the Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project. More information on this project is available here.