Archive for the ‘erosion’ Tag
Several months after its formal dedication, the Alewife Greenway is already gently aging.
With only one exception, the erosion and other signs of wear and tear are minor and do not interfere with the use or enjoyment of the path.
However, these small signs indicate what will need continual maintenance over time.
In particular, the path’s stone-dust surface is clearly eroding in places that were rebuilt or repaired as recently as August 31.
I walked the whole Greenway at the end of the year to see how things were doing, just before the snow. Come with me for a report.
Badly needed repairs have restored the Alewife Greenway’s Cottage Ave. entry way but fail to address the underlying problem of rainwater runoff that had eroded the entrance. (Click any photo for a close up.)
The fixes were made as part of a last minute push to get the path in good shape by Labor Day.
This morning Wayne Chouinard, Arlington’s new Town Engineer, met briefly with me at the Cottage Ave. entrance to the Alewife Greenway Path for a quick tour of the erosion and drainage problems there.
The path has been under construction since last July and the entrance is not finished yet.