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Posted 12/17/2014

Release no. 14-086

Patrick Bray

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $262,650 contract Dec. 15, 2014, to S.T. Rhoades Construction of Redding to pave an additional entry lane at the Defense Distribution Center Tracy.

The new lane will provide access for personally owned vehicles at the truck entrance of the installation to assist in a smoother flow of all vehicles entering and exiting the facility.

Currently, personally owned vehicle traffic is exiting the facility through an older gate, no longer used by truck traffic, but in its current configuration cannot readily handle the traffic flow. The new lane will alleviate and consolidate all incoming and outgoing traffic at the existing truck entrance.

“With hundreds of personnel coming and going each day through the existing gates, a new vehicle lane will relieve congestion, while addressing safety and security concerns at the same time,” said Duane Balch, project manager for the Sacramento District.

The project is expected to be completed by September 2015.

S.T. Rhoades Construction is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

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