Marty Gordon
Contributing writer

Photo by Marty Gordon
A project to restore Towne Branch is underway at Depot Park with a completion date sometime in early spring.

Depot Park in Christiansburg is closed and will remain closed until at least March as part of a stream restoration project.

Construction started this week on a $519,201 plan to create a properly-sized channel cross section of Towne Branch, a tributary of Crab Creek which flows through the park.

Town engineer Justin St. Clair pointed out the project has been in the works for nearly four years with the bidding process previously coming in over budget, thus it was rebidded in the past six months.

This project, according to St. Clair, involves restoring approximately 1,995 linear feet of Towne Branch.

“It will improve water quality along the stream and reduce erosion,” he said.

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