UPDATE NATOMAS LEVEE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TIMING:
–Garden Highway will be completely closed in both directions underneath the I-5 overpass during nighttime hours (7:30 pm – 5:30 am) until the middle of August. Traffic will be affected in both directions including from the on- and off-ramps to I-5.
— Garden Highway will be closed between Truxel Road and Northgate Blvd until Oct. 31
–For the latest project information please visit: www.NatomasLevees.com. You can also follow Natomas Levee construction progress on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SacramentoDistrict) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/USACESacramento).
The full press release can be found below:
Levee Improvement Work Continues in the Lower Natomas Basin
Sections of Garden Highway will be closed to all traffic
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced updated timing for the levee improvement construction in the Lower Natomas Basin which has resulted in extended road closures on Garden Highway.
Construction crews are improving the levees surrounding the Natomas Basin, which in some locations includes installation of a seepage cutoff wall approximately 50 feet deep into the center of the levee. In parts of the lower basin, Garden Highway sits atop the levee. In order to construct levee improvements on those parts, the roadway needs to be shut down.
This work will significantly disrupt traffic in the area. Sections of Garden Highway will be closed now through this summer and fall, and additional shorter closures will be required in 2020.
Garden Highway will be completely closed to all traffic in both directions at the following project areas:
- During the night hours of 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. underneath the Interstate 5 overpass until the middle of August. Interstate 5 on-ramps and off-ramps at Garden Highway will remain open, but drivers will not be able to cross under I-5.
- Between Northgate Blvd and Truxel Rd until October 31
As a result of the road closures, drivers will be required to take alternate routes. Staging areas located along Azusa Street will result in additional truck traffic in the area.
This work is part of the “American River Common Features – Natomas Basin” project authorized by Congress in 2014. It will reinforce 42 miles of levee surrounding the Natomas Basin. USACE has partnered with the State of California and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency to complete the project. Levee improvements will continue for the next several years and may require additional road closures. The project is scheduled for completion in 2024.