Construction of a new entrance into Old Sacramento at Capitol Mall and 2nd Street and installation of wider sidewalks on the O Street Bridge over I-5 will begin in July. Work is expected to be finished in fall of 2016, ahead of the opening of the Golden 1 Center.
The Riverfront Reconnection Project includes construction of the 2nd Street and Capitol Mall Connector Bridge providing a new entrance for cars, bicycles and pedestrians into Old Sacramento from Capitol Mall at 2nd Street and Neasham Circle. Improvements to the Capitol Mall Bridge over I-5 include the addition of green bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and street planters. The project will also include the construction of wider sidewalks and new railings on the O Street Bridge across I-5 adjacent to the Crocker Art Museum.
“The project will enhance connections to the riverfront, Old Sacramento, the Crocker Art Museum, and Capitol Mall,” said City Project Manager Zuhair Amawi. “The City’s goal is to improve circulation and access for visitors going to some of Sacramento’s most popular destinations.”
Prior to the start of construction, the City is hosting a community meeting to share information about the construction schedule and traffic detours. The community is invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, July 1 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Stanford Gallery, 111 I Street, Old Sacramento. A brief presentation will begin at 6 p.m. City staff and members of the project team will be available to answer questions.