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.
The City of Sacramento's Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force says it has laid the groundwork to produce results.
The City of Sacramento has created a 20-year transportation master plan that would do away with several one-way thoroughfares and would create more bike lanes.
Sacramento's street car project received a $30 million grant from the California Cap and Trade fund Tuesday. Though many assume the vehicle would resemble an old-fashioned street car, there are no guarantees it would.
The city of Sacramento now requires you to pay to park until 10 p.m. in the midtown area where free parking used to begin at 6 p.m. In some neighborhoods, the number of hours you are allowed to park has also been reduced.
Would you like to test blood spatters, search for gun-shot residue and take crime-scene photographs? If so, the Sacramento Police Department has a job for you.