San Luis Field Division (SLFD) will grade six project sites on the California Aqueduct (Aqueduct). Project sites one and two are in Reach 6. Project site one extends from the right side (R) of milepost (MP) 145.32 to MP 145.90R, project site two is from the left side (L) of MP 149.59 to MP 151.73L. Project sites three through six are in Reach 7. Project site three extends from MP 155.80L to MP 157.50L, project site four is from MP 163.69R to 164.40R, project site five is from MP 167.78R to MP 168.80R, and project site six is from MP 172.25L to MP 172.60L. The length of the project sites, combined, is approximately 6.50 miles of Aqueduct right-of-way.
SLFD will use a bulldozer to fill erosions and rodent burrows, grade soil to the original design slope, and compact soil between the Aqueduct access road, and the road on top of the embankment, if present, and the toe road. SLFD will then use a scraper to grade all unpaved roads and road shoulders in the project areas, including v-ditches.
This project is necessary to maintain physical integrity of the Aqueduct, control surface water runoff, reduce fire hazards, and allow maintenance vehicle access to the Aqueduct. State Water Project Contractors will benefit.