2016 Third Fork Creek Stream Restoration (SD-2016-03)​

Project Manager


Dana P Hornkohl, PE
Phone: 919-560-4326, ext. 30246

Project Site Map



Project Schedule

(Updated March 30, 2017)

Project Status


Construction began on March 20, 2017 and was complete as of August 29, 2017.  The work was completed ahead of schedule and the Third Fork Creek Trail is open to the public.  Later this fall, residents may see additional plants being placed throughout the project site to help stabilize the stream restoration.  Waiting until the fall will help make sure the plant material has the best chance to survive moving forward.  The Public Works and Parks & Recreation Departments appreciate the patience of the residents who were inconvenienced by the work.

Key Project Dates


  • Initial Advertisement: June 20, 2016
  • Initial Bid Opening: July 21, 2016
  • Re-Advertisement: August 29, 2016
  • Bid Opening: October 12, 2016
  • Notice to Proceed: March 20, 2017
  • Substantial Completion: August 29, 2017

Project Description


The project included the furnishing of all materials, labor, equipment, tools, etc. unless otherwise specified, for the stream restoration of Third Fork Creek and new trail boardwalk between Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway and Cardinal Drive.  This work was done to protect water quality in the creek and to improve sections of the trail to make them less susceptible to damaging floods and sediment.