Convention Center construction to close one block of J Street Dec. 6-8

City contractors on Dec. 6 will begin assembling a large crane that will require the closure of J Street between 13th and 14th streets. The closure is scheduled to last from 5 a.m. Friday until midnight Sunday. Detours will be in place to help drivers navigate the closure.

The crane is being assembled to assist with the installation of heavy steel beams, part of the ongoing expansion and renovation of the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center (formerly the Sacramento Convention Center).

Exhibit halls and the eastern side of the Convention Center are expected to re-open in winter 2020 and the ballroom in spring 2021.

“Assembling this crane brings us one step closer to our new convention center which will make room for the 40,000-square-foot ballroom, almost double the previous size,” said C3 Project Manager, Ofelia Avalos. “We can’t wait to see what exciting conventions and events will take place when the facility opens.”

The J Street closure comes on the same weekend as the California International Marathon, which will close L Street from 8th to 22nd streets on Dec. 8. Packet pick-up for CIM this year is being held at Sleep Train Arena (1 Sports Parkway).

The City of Sacramento, with partners including Visit Sacramento and the Sacramento Hotel Association, in 2018 embarked on the renovation and expansion of the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, the Memorial Auditorium and the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center. This trio of buildings and their construction is called the C3 Project.

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