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Towne Branch Stream Restoration
The Towne Branch stream restoration project, which was originally scheduled to begin in October 2017, has been postponed. The contractor bids were higher than estimated and exceeded Town funds. The Town will rebid the project in 2017 and has applied for a 50% matching fund grant to reduce the cost to restore the stream section.


The Town of Christiansburg is scheduled to complete a stream restoration project for Towne Branch, a tributary of Crab Creek that flows through Depot Park. This project – which involves restoring approximately 1,995 linear feet of Towne Branch and approximately 210 linear feet of unnamed tributaries of Towne Branch – will improve water quality along the stream and reduce erosion. 

Contractors will create a properly-sized channel cross section, install instream stone and log control structures, build a riparian buffer along the stream using native plant species and plant butterfly gardens at various locations along the stream. In addition to this work, contractors will build a gravel trail connecting the Christiansburg Aquatic Center Skate Park and Depot Park.

The majority of the Depot Park will remain open to residents throughout the work period.