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Cedar Lane Stream Restoration Project

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Residents can watch the presentation below for more information on this project. They can also provide comments by Friday, February 19, by emailing them to CedarLnStreamRestoration@greenvillenc.gov, or by mailing them to: City of Greenville Engineering Department, 1500 Beatty Street, Greenville NC 27858.



The proposed Cedar Lane Stream Stabilization Project will take place along a confined section of Reedy Branch that runs parallel to East Wright Road at the southwestern corner of Jaycee Park.

The site’s drainage area contains residential areas, is approximately 0.2 square miles in size, and has 75% urban land-use and 27% impervious area. This site is reported in City records as having extensive bank erosion.



Bank erosion in an approximately 100-foot x 9-foot section on the right bank was determined to be unstable, according to the Channel Evolution Model, exhibiting signs of channel widening, slumped material, and degradation.

Public Infrastructure Impacts:

  • Construction will impact traffic to the Library entrance to Jaycee Park.

Private Property Impacts:

  • Permanent Drainage Easements and Temporary Construction Easements will be required along the private properties throughout the reach of the stabilization project. 
  • Some tree removal and grading will be required.
  • Private fencing and structures may require removal or relocation.


Project Description

Bank stabilization at Cedar Lane has a high potential to reduce bank erosion and sediment loading to Reedy Branch. These objectives are achieved by:

  • Creating a bankfull bench and stabilizing the eroding stream banks with native vegetation.
  • Grading activities are limited to the right bank (outer meander) for approximately 150 feet.
  • Leaving existing concrete and imbricated revetments in place upstream and downstream of the proposed project.
  • Planting livestakes, seeding, herbaceous and woody shrubs, and trees that are suitable for a shaded tree canopy and frequent flooding conditions.  


Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Private properties in this area currently have drainage or erosion issues. What can the city do to help with these issues?

 Traffic Controls, Pedestrian Access, General Construction

  1. Will this project limit my access to my property?
  2. How will citizens be notified of future public meetings for the project?
  3. How will my questions/concerns be addressed and communicated?
  4. Will a full-time inspector be on the project? 
  5. Will the City provide us with points of contact should any questions or concerns come up during construction?
  6. When is the project proposed to take place and what is the timeline for completion?
  7. During construction, will the contractor be held to working hours?
  8. Will trees/shrubs be removed and replaced where there are screening and buffer requirements or needs?
  9. Will any private fences be removed or relocated?
  10. Will there be tree protection requirements?

Water, Sewer, Gas, & Electric Utilities

  1. Has Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) been involved in the plan review process? 
  2. Will there be service interruptions and how will we be notified?
  3. Will there be bypass pumping? Will the pumps be silent?