I-5 Riverfront Reconnection Project Update

Sacramento weather is warming up and the I-5 Riverfront Reconnection Project is moving right along schedule. Crews have made great progress throughout the winter, and if you visit Old Sacramento or drive along I-5, you’ll notice the 2nd Street and Capitol Mall Connector bridge is closer to completion!

Ongoing activities include work on eastbound Capitol Mall, between 3rd Street and Front Street, and completing structural concrete for the 2nd Street and Capitol Mall Connector Bridge, which will provide a new entrance for cars, bicycles, and pedestrians into Old Sacramento from Capitol Mall.  2nd Street remains closed between Front and L Streets, and detours are still in place to help you navigate around the project area.

Green bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and planters will also be added on Capitol Mall over I-5.  Wider sidewalks and new pedestrian railings will be constructed on the O Street Bridge over I-5, adjacent to the Crocker Art Museum.

Construction began last July and is on schedule to be completed in fall 2016, ahead of the opening of the Golden 1 Center.

What’s Next? April and May Construction Activities:

Mid-April to Late May
Over the next 4-6 weeks, work on the eastbound side of Capitol Mall will continue. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during work on eastbound Capitol Mall. Pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the north side of Capitol Mall.

Late May to Late June

Once eastbound Capitol Mall improvements are completed, work along the westbound side of Capitol Mall will begin. Two lanes of westbound traffic will be open with intermittent daytime lane closures. During westbound work, pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the newly completed south side of Capitol Mall.

Ongoing Work

  • Concrete barrier and planters, decorative pedestrian fencing, new curb gutters, and a much wider, pedestrian friendly sidewalk will be added on the Capitol Mall Overcrossing Bridge.
  • Bridge railing on the 2nd Street and Capitol Mall Connector Bridge will be installed, and the concrete deck tie-in with Capitol Mall will be completed.

Street lights and a traffic signal for the new intersection of 2nd Street and Capitol Mall will be installed.

For more information, visit the project website.

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