The City has acquired $2 million in federal funding to begin preliminary work on the project, but it needs City Council approval.
Jesse Gothan with the City of Sacramento Department of Public Works says the project will eliminate the ramp and support columns east of the I Street Bridge.
"Those structures will be demolished because we will no longer need those approach structures to the upper deck," he says. "It will open up the riverfront to more parks and waterfront development"
Gothan says a new bridge connecting the Railyards district to West Sacramento will provide wider traffic lanes and access to bus and bicycles. Buses and bicycles can't use the existing bridge.
If the council approves tomorrow night, the City will begin talks with the U.S. Coast Guard to determine what kind of bridge will be built.
The project's estimated cost is $80 million with a completion date set for 2020.
The Sacramento City Council is expected to vote on funding the preliminary stages of the project at Tuesday's meeting.
Multiple records were again broken Thursday as temperatures in the region soared well above 100 degrees as they have for the past week. Where's the Delta Breeze?
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UPDATE Monday 7:10 a.m.: Record-breaking heat is expected to hit again Monday, as a week-long streak of triple-digit temperatures continues.
The City of Sacramento has already opened two centers, with more on the way, including a joint operation with the Sacramento County.
(AP) - Special service and major crimes units are searching for a convicted felon on the loose after the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department mistakenly released him following a court hearing.