Whitemarsh Township was awarded a grant in the amount of $300,000 from the Watershed Restoration and Protection Program (WRPP) for the restoration of Andorra Creek, an impaired Commonwealth waterway.
The project involves the following work starting at Evergreen Lane and extending about 500 feet downstream:
Streambank, Floodplain and Riparian Buffer Restoration – Building a constructed wetland area (similar to that at McCarthy Park Basin).
Installation of stormwater management collection, conveyance and storage control facilities – Installing new and larger storm sewer pipes in Evergreen Lane to serve as a basin slowing the water runoff in the area.
Retaining wall construction – Building a new Redi-Rock wall where the storm sewer pipes discharge next to Evergreen Lane.
Roadway paving and associated improvements – Re-installing the sidewalk and repaving the section of Evergreen Lane where the construction is taking place.
The project started on August 22, 2016 and should be substantially complete by November 15, 2016 weather permitting.