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Kansas Citys' Levees project construction officially begins with repairs to Turner Avenue pump station
Construction has officially started on the $529M Kansas Citys' Levees project. Michels Corporation, based out of Brownsville, Wisconsin, has started repairs to the Turner Avenue Pump Station located along the Argentine Levee Unit and adjacent to the Turner Diagonal Freeway bridge in Visit Kansas City Kansas. The repairs include raising, modifying, and strengthening the existing gatewell structure, a component of the pump station that restricts river water from flowing back into the pump station. These improvements will result in the pump station having the structural soundness required to accommodate the upcoming levee raise on the Argentine Levee Unit. Operated and maintained by the Kaw Valley Drainage District, the Turner Avenue Pump Station was originally constructed in 1950. The repairs to the Turner Avenue Pump Station are part of a larger $33M contract that includes the replacement of the Argentine Main and Strong Avenue Pump Stations. Learn more about the Kansas Citys Levees project.

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