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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 McKinley Water Vault construction is underway! The contractor prepped the site and started the main excavation as part of the DIG phase on July 1, 2019. During this phase, you will see dump trucks on the road hauling soil to Sutter’s Landing. Updates about the phase will be sent through e-blasts and social media. 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.

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CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE*

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*Timeline subject to change.

 

THE VAULT’S FOUR-PHASE CONSTRUCTION

The McKinley Water Vault construction is broken into four main 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

The first step of the dig phase will include mobilization, traffic control, site prep & excavation.

Anticipated Community Impacts

  • Truck traffic

  • Dust

  • Noise

  • Parking impacts

BUILD

Build is the second construction phase. During this phase the contractor will build the concrete vault.

Anticipated Community Impacts

  • Truck traffic

  • Dust

  • Noise

  • Parking impacts

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.