Army Corps awards $1.8 million for Sacramento levee repair

Published Oct. 3, 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $1.89 million contract Sept. 30 to Hard Rock Construction of Live Oak to raise a 4,000-foot-long stretch of levee located between Howe Ave. and Watt Ave., an average of one foot and improving the waterside slope to Corps’ standards.

The contract is part of the American River Common Features project, a joint effort between the Corps and the state’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board/Department of Water Resources.

Construction is scheduled to begin July 2012, with completion expected by November 2012. American River Bike Trail detours will be clearly marked.

“Levee systems are only as strong as their weakest link,” said project manager John Hoge. “That’s why addressing every levee section in need is so important.”

Hard Rock 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.

Todd Plain

Release no. 11-027