Posted on January 30, 2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $27.575 million construction contract on January 20, 2023, to Maloney Odin Joint Venture of Novato, for more than 2.6 miles of levee improvements at five locations along the Sacramento River East Levee between the I Street Bridge and just south of the town of Freeport.
Work is scheduled to begin this spring and is expected to be complete in December 2023. USACE is planning to host an informational meeting in March to discuss what this construction work will look like, including trail access, haul routes, and staging areas. Details for this meeting are still being finalized and will be posted to www.sacleveeupgrades.com prior to the meeting.
This is the fourth, and should be final, major construction contract to address seepage and stability concerns with the levee. Last year, construction crews completed two miles of levee improvements in the Pocket neighborhood from Surfside Way to Sump 132 at the Pocket Canal. In 2020 and 2021, nearly five miles of levee improvements were made.
This work is part of the American River Common Features 2016 project, which is a $1.5 billion collaborative effort between USACE, California’s Central Valley Flood Protection Board, California Department of Water Resources, and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) to modernize Sacramento’s aging flood infrastructure for more than 500,000 people in the greater Sacramento region.
Overall, the project authorizes construction of up to 13 miles of cutoff walls, 21 miles of bank protection, five miles of levee stabilization, five miles of levee raises, and will approximately double the width of the Sacramento Weir and Bypass by 2026.