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West Drewry Lane Stormwater Improvements

Culvert Replacement / Streambank Stabilization

The new West Drewry Channel Repair project uses natural stream restoration techniques to repair and supplement the original design completed in 2018.

Project Details

$1 - $2 million (initial project) $100,000 (repairs)
Project Lead:
Stormwater Management
Initial Project: Arcadis U.S., Inc. (Engineer Consultant), Browe Construction Company (Contractor) Repairs: KBS Earthworks



Emily Smull, PE
Project Manager

Lead Department:
Engineering Services
Service Unit:




This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


This phase is complete.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Repairs Required

Since completing the initial project in 2018, there have been some issues with the stream on W. Drewry Lane. The streambanks are unstable and in some areas have completely failed. We are planning to repair the stream by:

  • Resetting some of the boulders in the stream;
  • Reshaping the stream; and,
  • Adding 30 feet to the boulder wall at the culvert outlet that carries stormwater under W. Drewry Lane.
Lead Department:
Engineering Services


Construction and repairs have been completed.

Lead Department:
Engineering Services

West Drewry Lane Stormwater Improvements


Date Phase
Late Fall 2020 - Winter 2021 Repairs identified; Design completed; Preparing for construction phase
Spring 2021 Construction bid process
Early Winter 2023 Construction for repairs begins
Spring 2023 Construction completed


History and Initial Construction

A large rainstorm in September 2012 bent and eroded a metal stormwater pipe on West Drewry Lane. The area around the pipe was unsafe, so we closed the road for emergency repairs in 2013. This project made more upgrades to the stormwater system.

The contractor, Browe Construction Company, finished construction in 2018. This included: 

  • Installing a six-foot-by-seven-foot box culvert; 
  • Finishing the streambank stabilization part of the project, which included grading the streambanks and installing structures that reduce erosion and control the flow of the stream; 
  • Installing a sewer manhole and replaced sections of sewer and water pipes in the project area; and, 
  • Replacing the curb and gutter and repaving the road. 

The warranty period ended in July 2019.