Sactown Urban Update

Sactown Urban Update

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Downtown is Reconnecting to the Riverfront!

Two riverfront connections getting a major upgrade.

#SACTOWNURBANUPDATE: Sacramento  City is well under way with it's Riverfront Re-connection project that will greatly improve access between the popular local and visitor destinations of Downtown, Capitol Mall, Old Town and the Crocker Art Museum.  Costing $13.5 million in local and federal matching funds the project is scheduled to be completed by late summer/early fall 2016.

Capitol Mall at Tower Bridge will feature wider sidewalks and improved landscaping; a new entrance to Old Town is being built for pedestrians, bikes and autos that will connect with 2nd Street.

Likely look of new Old Town/Capital Mall connector looking South
The O Street Bridge by the Crocker Art Museum will also feature wider sidewalks and a new railing to encourage pedestrian flow between Crocker and the Riverfront.

Construction is scheduled Monday through Friday and on 3 weekends in the fall, but not during special events in Old Town.

For Construction Detour information visit this map or the City's project site for more details.

1 comment:

  1. It would be very pricey of course, but I wonder how much of the depressed portion of Interstate 5 could be given a concrete "roof".

    As well as reconnecting the parts of downtown Sacramento between L Street and R Street with the riverfront, such a concrete roof could also provide downtown sacramento with more parking spaces, a "solar farm" of photovoltaic panels above the parking spaces for shade, and possibly some city park landscaping.