SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District began construction this week of a new concrete floodwall along Morrison Creek in south Sacramento. The 3,300-foot-long floodwall will extend an existing floodwall, further reducing flood risk in the area.
The work is a joint effort between the Corps, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency. Completion is scheduled for October 2012.
“This project ties in with some of the other construction along Morrison Creek completed in previous years to significantly reduce the community’s flood risk,” said project manager Marshall Marik. “This is a truly big step in the process.”
With limited access points to the construction site, residents can expect an increase in construction-related traffic between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, in accordance with city ordinances. Signage has been posted and direct mailers, which include maps of construction access routes, have been sent to residents to alert them to the increased construction-related traffic. An average of 20 concrete trucks and similar equipment are expected through the marked haul routes every day. For added safety, the contractor will be providing crossing guards at three locations along the haul route on school days.
The Sacramento District awarded a $5.9 million contract in September 2011 to Four M. Contracting Inc. of Winters to complete the Morrison Creek project.
Four M. 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.
Photos of the construction site and project maps are available for download here: http://bit.ly/JyjKyQ