Eleven blocks of J Street from 19th to 30th streets will undergo work beginning Monday and lasting through the second week of August.
Jennifer Donlon Wyant with the Department of Public Works says the street will lose a lane for vehicle traffic when parking spaces are moved away from the curb and a protected bike lane is added.
"We're increasing pedestrian safety by reducing the number of lanes they have to travel to cross the roadway, and then increasing site distance at intersections so that drivers who are driving the corridor can better see the pedestrians who are looking to cross," Wyant said.
Wyant says businesses in the area requested changes, in part due to the high speeds of some drivers traveling through the area.
Crews will start work at 19th Street Monday and go in stages as they make their way down J to 30th. Most of the work will take place 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week.
Work will also close sections of J Street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend days of June 30, July 1, July 7 and July 8.
Grand Avenue and Natomas Boulevard in the northern part of the city and Mack Road in the south are also set to undergo similar projects this year at a total cost of $11 million.