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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and our partners, the California Central Valley Flood Protection Board (assisted by the California Department of Water Resources), and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, will soon be constructing levee improvements in the Lower Natomas Basin. This work is part of the American Rivers Common Features – Natomas Basin project that was authorized by Congress in 2014. See the map above for the locations where work will occur.
While this flood risk reduction work will ultimately make Natomas safer, it will also temporarily impact area roadways. Sections of Garden Highway, mostly east of Interstate 5, will be closed for up to six months during spring and summer 2019. We’ll have more information about this in the coming months. Shorter road closures will also occur at West El Camino Avenue, San Juan Road, Del Paso Road, and perhaps other locations, at some point during 2019 and 2020.
Road closures, particularly of Garden Highway, will cause increased traffic and likely longer commutes. Look for the road signs – we’ll use them to provide information about upcoming construction in the immediate area. Detours will be provided during the closures. You may want to begin planning alternate travel routes now.
Sign up for e-mail updates by contacting our Public Affairs Office at email@example.com or (916) 557-5100. You can also get updates by periodically checking this web page at www.spk.usace.army.mil/natomas or by following us on social media at www.facebook.com/sacramentodistrict and www.twitter.com/usacesacramento.
We understand this will be an inconvenience to those who live and work in the Natomas Basin, and for that we apologize in advance. The levee improvements are necessary to reduce the chance of catastrophic flooding in your community. We ask for your patience while we help make Natomas an even better place to live.