Granite has won a $10 million contract by the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) to help protect the Californian city from floods.
Brad Williams, Granite’s desert cities regional manager says: “This project will provide flood control and flood evacuation for the surrounding community as well as for the CVWD, our client of more than twenty-five years.”
Granite is to place concrete lining on the bank of the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel for approximately one mile. Once complete, the concrete lining will help to protect facilities and buildings adjacent to the channel from flood damage as well as prevent the bank from eroding during flooding. Granite is responsible for the earthwork, dewatering, concrete placement, and the construction of a large outfall structure.
The Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel Avenue 62 to Avenue 64 Bank Protection and Fillmore Ditch Outfall Improvement Project is scheduled to be completed by autumn 2020.