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 Sacramento City Council has approved the budget for the next fiscal year. The budget includes some last-minute additions.
Another Sacramento area water agency has moved to voluntary conservation after California ended mandatory restrictions.
The primary election is Tuesday. But, two candidates for mayor of Sacramento are claiming victory in court.
Two people are running to represent Sacramento City Council District 4. One is the incumbent and the other is an advocate for the rights of medical marijuana users.
(AP) - Northern California authorities say a 31-year-old man is dead following an altercation at a heavily attended music festival.