View All Posts

Jun 14

June 14, 2013 Update

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 1:27 PM by Mitch Beaumont

  • In the last two weeks the survey crew from TD2 Engineering and Surveying has been conducting field work for the topographic survey of Thompson Creek from 76th Street to Lillian Avenue.  We appreciate the cooperation of the residents along Park View Blvd for allowing access to the rear of their lots for this survey work.  Residents may have noticed ribbons attached to trees during this survey work.  These ribbons do not indicate any decision on removal of trees at this time. The ribbons are a tool to keep track of what trees have been surveyed and to allow for recording of species and size of trees. 
  • The survey crews may return occasionally for to pick up any items they missed and to complete the identification of trees. 
  • The design consultants and City staff met on June 11 and June 12 to discuss various channel stabilization techniques.  On the afternoon of June 11 a field visit was made by the team and they walked the creek from Central Park down to 72nd Street.  The purpose of this trip was to get a good visualization of the conditions and to begin to develop a plan for where the creek can be re-aligned, where creek banks can be made flatter, where storm sewer outlet treatment areas can be installed, and to become informed about the conditions along abutting lot lines.  This field trip also included a representative from Omaha Public Power District so that they can begin to consider how to coordinate any modifications of the overhead power lines  with this project.  On June 12 the design team met with a representative from the Corps of Engineers to discuss what permitting requirements will be applicable to this project including the application requirements and the permit review time. 
  • The topographic survey drawings should be complete by the end of June and during July the design team will be working to come up with preliminary plans.  In the next few weeks there will be a drill rig from TD2 Engineering and Surveying on site making some soil borings to identify soil conditions and retrieve soil samples. 
  • At this time we anticipate public information activities occurring in August to provide updates on the channel plans and watershed management activities.  This will include receiving public input on the plans.  Please check back for additional information and dates of public information meetings.