Under Construction-Southport Levee Improvement Project
The West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency has started construction on the first phase of the Southport Levee Improvement Project. The project will improve nearly six miles of levee along the Sacramento River in Southport. The total cost of the project is estimated at $190,000,000 and will take over three years to complete. Construction of Phase I, Village Parkway South is currently underway and will be completed in 2016.Construction of Phase II, the levee construction phase of the project, is scheduled to start this summer and is expected to be complete in 2018. Phase I – Village Parkway South Improvements
All paving operations along Village Parkway and the Access Roads have been completed. Over the next few weeks construction crews will be placing signs, install striping, place shoulder backing, finish up drainage improvements and complete other remaining items. Stop signs will be placed along the intersections of Gregory Avenue, Davis Road, Linden Road and Lake Washington Blvd. prior to Village Parkway being opened so the travelling public has an opportunity to get accustomed to the new traffic controls. Based on the current schedule we still anticipate completion of all construction work by June 2016. Once construction is complete a ceremony will be held to open the roadway for the public’s use.
Village Parkway looking south at Gregory Avenue
Village Parkway looking north at Clarksburg Branch Line Trail Phase II – Southport Levee Improvements Project
The 100% plan set for the levee improvements isbeing finalized for bid advertisement. Staff is currently working on cultural resource coordination before the project can be advertised for bids this summer and start construction later this year. All environmental permit packages have been submitted to the regulatory agencies and are being circulated for review and approval. The advertisement period is expected to run through the beginning of July, award of a construction contract in mid-summer, and construction commencing this summer/fall. Staff has finalized consultant agreements for all construction support services, including construction management and environmental compliance support services needed during construction of the levee improvements.
In preparation for the upcoming construction, we are continuing to perform advance asbestos and lead testing for structures scheduled to be removed as part of the project. WSAFCA has also completed some advance tree removal work in planned levee construction areas to avoid disturbance of potential nesting birds during the raptor mating season.
Subsequent Environmental Impact Report The West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency is announcing preparation of a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report to analyze use of a new borrow material site, referred to as Borrow One, for construction of the Southport Levee Improvement Project.