Mahoney Creek Stream Restoration

Project Description & Location


Mahoney Creek is an intermittent stream on the east side of the City that is a tributary of the Fox River and has a tributary as well. The creek begins just southeast of the intersection of Kirk Road and Fabyan Parkway, the tributary also starts on the east side of Kirk and flows west to Raddant and Cleveland where it joins the creek and flows generally southwest to its confluence with the Fox River just south of downtown Batavia. The purpose of this project is to restore and provide shore stabilization for Mahoney Creek. The creek currently has 9 crossings, 1 is unincorporated and there is the removal of the Shannahan Grove Park culvert structure. The tributary has 4 crossings plus the overflow structure in Michael Wild Park. All locations need at least one of the following: brush clearing, grading, slope stabilization and culvert repair/replacement. Grant money is being sought to help reduce the cost of the improvements.

These improvements are currently being planned over the course of 4-5 years depending on budget and scheduling and subject to change.

Project Schedule


The current project schedule is as follows:
Note: Years were modified after bidding Cleveland & Raddant. Modified dates are bold and not reflected in the CIP Budget Sheet)

Location Crossing with Creek
Description Year
Cleveland Brush clearing and grading
2014
Raddant Brush clearing and grading
2014
Woodland Hills Road
Brush clearing and grading
2019
Between Woodland Hills Road and Meadowrue
Grading and restoring
2019
Violet Brush clearing and grading
   ?
Michael Wild Park
Brush clearing and grading
   ?
Wilson Street
Brush clearing and grading
2019
Shannahan Grove Park
Remove structure and regrade
   ?

Capital Improvement Project Budget 


For more information, please view the 2018-2022 Capitol Project Sheet
Some years have been modified due to funding at this time.  ? denotes a tentative schedule since funding has not been secured for all projects at this time.  

Mahoney Creek Stream-Bank Stabilization


Where the Mahoney Creek Tributary & mainline creek converge at Cleveland & Raddant streambank stabilization and dredging was completed in 2014 and ecological maintenance was completed in 2015.  The City has this location included in it's annual maintenance contract for all natural areas. 


Woodland Hills Park (Partnered with Batavia Park District)


Mahoney Creek Tributary at Woodland Hills Park Plans  

Background


Mahoney Creek Tributary runs along the northern ROW of Wintergreen at the southern edge of Woodland Hills Park.  Water has a natural tendency to meander over time and in this case it has started to approach public infrastructure, i.e. the street.  This project will reestablish and grade the creek and put stabilization methods in on the toes of the slopes (stones) and check dams every seventy five feet to help slow down the water and dissipate the energy.  

Current Status

  April 25, 2019
A preconstruction meeting was held April 23rd with the contractor, C & H Excavating, and they anticipate work starting by the end of May or early June, weather pending, and will be completed by August 30th.   This location will be constructed prior to Wilson Street. 

Wilson Street


Mahoney Creek at Wilson Street Plans   

Background


Mahoney Creek comes from the northeast and heads southwest next to Heritage Woods.  This portion of the creek has many hard turns, i.e. 90 degrees.  Water, when traveling at full velocity, does not turn well and when it is forced to make sharp turns starts eroding property.  This is the case at this particular location of Mahoney Creek.  This project will stabilize a few hard 90 degree turns with stone before the water removes too much soil that will not be allowed to be replaced in the future and starts impeding public infrastructure.  

Current Status


A preconstruction meeting was held April 23rd with the contractor, C & H Excavating, and they anticipate work starting by the end of May or early June, weather pending, and will be completed by August 30th.   This location will be constructed prior after Woodland Hills.