What's Happening in Southport?

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


With the placement of rock along Village Parkway South complete, paving operations began on Monday, April 18th along Village Parkway between Gregory Avenue and Lake Washington Boulevard. Following paving operations along Village Parkway, paving along Access Roads 1-4 between Gregory Avenue and Davis Road and Access Road 5 will occur and is scheduled to be completed early next week. Traffic access at intersection work along Lake Washington Boulevard, Linden Road, Davis Road, Gregory Avenue and Village Parkway will be maintained but some minor delays are expected. We encourage the travelling public to utilize Jefferson Blvd, Gregory Road and South River Road, if possible, to avoid construction delays. Once paving work is complete, striping and signage operations will begin. Based on the current schedule we still anticipate completion of all construction work by July 2016.

 




Phase II – Southport Levee Improvements Project


The 100% plan set for the levee improvements is currently being finalized for bid advertisement in early May. 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 late June, award of a construction contract in July, and construction commencing later this summer. The WSAFCA Board approved the agreement for environmental compliance support services during construction of the levee improvements at the April Board meeting.

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. 

See the Notice of Preparation here
See the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report here
See the Notice of Availability here

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