Gaston Storm Drain – Oregon Hill Park


City of Richmond


Richmond, Virginia

Key Challenges & Project Details

  • Torrential rains associated with Tropical Storm Gaston caused slope and retaining wall failure at historic Oregon Hill Park, which is on the national and state lists of historic places
  • Oregon Hill is one of the best examples of an intact working-class Victorian (1837-1901) neighborhood in the United States.
  • Due to the park’s historic nature, the existing stone masonry wall had to be meticulously dismantled stone by stone, cleaned, and reinstalled on a new retaining wall, consisting of a cantilevered concrete design supported by driven H-pile
  • Slope was re-established and a 30” drilled shaft curtain wall was installed for further stabilization
  • Other aesthetic improvements included new, ornamental railings
  • Completed on time and on budget
  • No recordable or lost time injuries