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.
Sacramento police say at least 10 men have been robbed in recent weeks after arranging to meet women through online social networking sites.
Work continues on a boil on a Sacramento River levee near the Natomas Cross Canal.
Mayors from Sacramento and San Diego said on Friday that California should be open to working with the Trump Administration on infrastructure projects that benefit the state.
UPDATE Feb 1. 6:57 a.m.: The West Sacramento Police Department says the Tower Bridge reopened along with its adjoining roadways Tuesday night.
In the past week, two homeless people have died while camping on Sacramento City Hall property. Now the city is offering medical services to people seeking shelter on City Hall grounds.