From ENRCalifornia – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District selected Watsonville, Calif.-based Granite Construction Co. for a $172.9-million contract as part of the Sacramento Weir widening project aimed at reducing impacts of future flooding. The project would extend the 1,950-ft-wide weir by an additional 1,500 ft with a concrete road on top of it. Granite is expected to begin this year and complete its work in October 2026, according to the Corps of Engineers. The Sacramento Weir is more than 100 years old and the only manually operated weir on the Sacramento River system, officials say. The new section would be a passive weir, allowing high water to flow into a bypass during floods. The 48 manual gates on the existing weir will remain intact. (more)