Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project - Phase 2

Ellenvale Run Channel Upgrades will take place from mid-May into late-September

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.

Project Overview

The retaining walls along the channel consist of various materials and types; gabion basket (metal wire baskets filled with stone), masonry stone

Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 - Project Map

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.

Project Timeline
Ellenvale Run Rehabilitation Project Phase 2 - Timeline
What to Expect

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.

Ellenvale Run Related Projects

As mentioned above, Ellenvale Run goes from Lemont Lake to Morris Lake, a total distance of approximately 5 km.

 

Ellenvale Run Phases 1-3 General Map

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.

Community Notices
Contact
Customer Care Centre
Halifax Water
Phone:
902-420-9287
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Peter Maynard, P.Eng
Project Engineer, Halifax Water
Phone:
902-478-7350
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Bryan Naugle
President, Brycon Construction
Phone:
902-880-2500
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Evan Teasdale, P.Eng
Project Engineer, DesignPoint Engineering
Phone:
902-832-5597
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