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.
A California law, which was passed to respond to the drought- allows artificial turf on all residential property. But a Sacramento city councilman says the law should allow cities to restrict its use.
Professional rugby is on its way to Sacramento, according to representatives from PRO Rugby, Cal Expo and the owner of Bonney Field.
City of Sac Identifies $367 Million In Water-Related Projects And The Rates Required To Pay For ThemThursday, October 22, 2015
The City of Sacramento Utilities Department has proposed $367 million in projects to improve water, waste water, and storm drainage systems over the next four years.
The Sacramento Suburban Water District is asking customers to voluntarily cut outdoor watering to one day a week this fall as other water providers move to mandatory restrictions.
Low water levels in the American River, due to the drought, is expected to increase the volume of trash volunteers collect during the Great American River Clean-Up Saturday in Sacramento County.