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City Council Approves More Than $700K To Begin Riverwalk Restoration

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UPDATE - Jan. 14 - 6 A.M. The City of Sacramento says it would like to replace the board walk on the Sacramento River with one that is more handicap-accessible and repair a section of bike trail that has been uprooted by trees.

The city says the K Street barge that services the Delta King Riverboat is also in need of repair.

Tuesday night, the City Council approved more than $700,000 for studies and permits that are required for the work to begin.

The city hopes to have the preliminary work completed and a cost estimate for the repairs by late Spring or early Summer.

Jan. 13 - The City of Sacramento says it is ready to being preliminary work on several Sacramento River Walk projects.

The city would like to replace the board walk with one that is more handicap accessible. 

Kirk Thompson is an associate architect for the city. According to him, the section of bike path between I and J streets is in need of repair.

"The bicycle master plan for the City of Sacramento kind of stops short of that area," Thompson says, "So, we're intending to interact with bicycle advocates to improve a pathway through that area."

According to Thompson, the K Street barge that services the Delta King Riverboat is also in need of repair.

"We're just fixing the wooden deck surface and some of the structure that supports," Thompson says. "There's also some leaks in the metal, the original metal hull that we're repairing."

The City Council is expected to approve $722,244 for studies and permits that are required for the work to begin.

The city hopes to have the preliminary work completed and a cost estimate for the repairs by late Spring or early Summer.  

The city would also like to renovate a kitchen used by the Rio City Cafe, add landscaping and energy-efficient lighting to the area.