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Welcome to the McKinley Water Vault construction website. Here you can find information about the Vault's construction impacts and progress.

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The McKinley Water Vault is an underground storage tank that will hold combined storm water and wastewater during big storms when the combined sewer system is at capacity. It will be located underneath the George “Butter” Cole Field in McKinley Park and protects property and people by reducing street flooding and combined sewer system outflows. The project’s construction includes $1 million of enhancements to McKinley Park including new shade structures, replanting trees, new bathrooms and enhancing some of the running track. 

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CONSTRUCTION STATUS QUICK LOOK

The first phase of the McKinley Water Vault construction - DIG - is complete and the BUILD is underway! We started the DIG phase July 1, 2019, and completed it in mid-September. The BUILD phase is scheduled to take place fall 2019 to fall 2020, weather permitting. During the BUILD phase, the contractor will build the concrete vault. 

Construction updates will be sent through e-blasts - social media and this website will also be kept up to date. Sign up for construction email alerts to be notified of ongoing updates or changes.

33rd Street from Park Way to McKinley Blvd. is Closed (Starting Monday, June 17, 2019)
33rd Street from Park Way to McKinley Blvd. will be closed during the project’s construction. Below is a map of possible routes to consider. Please continue to use traffic safety precautions and be aware of your surroundings when driving, walking, jogging and biking in Sacramento.

Spoil and Backfill Truck Traffic Route

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CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE*

 

*Timeline subject to change.

 

THE VAULT’S FOUR-PHASE CONSTRUCTION

The McKinley Water Vault construction is broken into four phases. The phases outline what’s being completed, anticipated impacts and planned mitigation efforts to reduce the impact on the community’s day-to-day life.

DIG - COMPLETE!

The dig phase involved mobilizing to the construction site, traffic control, prep and excavation. 

BUILD - Current Phase

BUILD is the second construction phase, when the contractor will build the concrete vault. It is anticipated to take place from fall 2019 to fall 2020 weather permitting.

Anticipated Community Impacts

  • Truck traffic (concrete trucks arriving on site, early morning to early afternoon two to three days a week; this is 70% less than the DIG phase)

  • Dust

  • Noise

  • Parking 

FILL

The contractor will import dirt to bury the newly constructed vault.

Anticipated Community Impacts

  • Truck traffic

  • Dust

  • Noise

  • Parking impacts

ENHANCE

One million dollars of the project’s budget is set aside for park enhancements. Throughout the project, Utilities coordinated with stakeholders, the public and the Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment to obtain feedback and input about the type of park enhancements they want to experience. Enhancements will include:

  • Jogging path improvements

  • New restrooms

  • New picnic area tables, benches and BBQ pits

  • New shade structures

  • Estimated 60+ trees

  • New landscaping

Review park enhancement FAQs.

Review the park enhancement renderings. 

CONSTRUCTION FAQS

Review construction FAQs.

Check out this video that explains how the McKinley Water Vault works.

Check out this video that explains how the Combined Sewer System works.