The project consists of reconstruction and widening of the Isleta, Armijo, and Los Padillas Drains for purposes of flood reduction in the southwest valley of Bernalillo County as well as new channel construction to connect these drains for discharge to the Rio Grande River through the Durand Open Space.
The first phase of construction was built by the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA) which includes the Los Padillas Gravity Outlet Crossing of Isleta Blvd. toward the downstream end of the project near Durand Road.
The Army Corps of Engineers led another phase of construction called the “Extension Spillway Diversion” which includes the outfall to the river from the Isleta Crossing, connection to the Los Padillas Drain, Los Padillas Drain reconstruction, and new channel construction (referred to as the “Los Padillas Extension”) between the Los Padillas Drain and the Isleta Drain.
Now that these projects are complete, the connection from the Isleta Drain to the Rio Grande River is in place, allowing for storm drains to discharge into the Isleta Drain and Armijo Drain.
Phase 2 of construction for the SVFRP will include upsizing of culvert crossings within the existing Drains, construction of a detention pond referred to as Pond 187 which is south of Arenal Road, and the expansion of the capacity of the drain between the culvert crossings. Phase 2 is further split into three phases. A public meeting was held at Oct. 2nd at the Rio Grande High School to inform the public of the upcoming construction of Phase 2.
The county will oversee the design and construction of SVFRP Phase 2B which will include the upsizing of major culvert crossings within the Isleta, Los Padillas, and Armijo Drains to improve drain capacity. Construction for this phase of construction is expected to begin in December, 2013.
The county is also working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on their design and construction of SVFRP Phase 2C for Pond 187 as well as their expansion of capacity for the Los Padillas Drain and the portion of the Isleta Drain between the Los Padillas Extension and Rio Bravo Boulevard. Phase 2c will also include construction of a haul road along the west side of the Arenal Acequia in order to haul out excavated dirt from the Pond 187. Phase 2c of construction is anticipated to begin in December, 2013.
Phase 2A of construction includes future construction of the storm drain inlets and outlets for Pond 187 and will be designed and constructed by AMAFCA. Design for this phase is expected to begin in late 2013, and construction is scheduled for Spring, 2014.
Bernalillo County | Phase 2B Schedule: Wilson & Company, Inc., began design on Phase 2B in February, 2013. Plans are 95% complete.
General Project Information for SVFRP, Phase 2B:
Design Notice to Proceed | February 1, 2013
Project Cost | $2,500,000
Construction Notice to Proceed | February 2014
Anticipated Project Completion | June 2014