The Heacock Channel Project has reached its groundbreaking milestone.
The City of Moreno Valley is partnering with other agencies to improve to the existing earthen Channel to reduce flooding on residential, commercial, federal, public and privately owned properties.
The joint venture includes the March Joint Powers Authority, March Air Reserve Base and the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District.
The project includes construction of a fully concrete-lined channel from Cactus Avenue to the Perris Valley Storm Drain Lateral A Bridge. This will create improvements over a two-mile portion of the Heacock Channel.
The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District awarded the project construction contract to Sukut Construction, LLC in September 2017.
Construction will begin in November and the project is expected to take approximately one year to complete.