The Mitchell Run stream restoration project is an on-site stream restoration project funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Bluegrass Stream is a sub-contractor to Hinkle Contracting and performed the work regarding the stream restoration portion of the road contract. Approximately 8,300 linear feet of Mitchell Run and tributaries associated to Mitchell Run will be restored as stream mitigation for the road expansion along US 68. The restoration includes all new channel construction for Mitchell Run and the associated tributaries. Various rock structures such as rock cross vanes, rock j-hook vanes and rock toe will be used to provide bank stabilization along with profile grade control. Log structures such as submerged logs, log j-hooks and root wads will be installed to provide bank stabilization along with aquatic habitat. Native trees, shrubs and grasses will be planted throughout the riparian corridor of the mitigation site.
Features: - On-site stream mitigation project for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - Approx. 8,300 linear feet of newly constructed channel for Mitchell Run and the associated tributaries to provide a stable meander pattern and proper drainage profile. - Various rock and wood structures were installed to provide bank stabilization, grade control and aquatic habitat to the stream. - Native riparian corridor was created.