Open House set for I Street Bridge Replacement Project

The cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento are hosting an open house to share information and receive input from the community about the I Street Bridge Replacement Project on Thursday, June 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stanford Gallery, 111 I Street.

The I Street Bridge provides a critical connection between Sacramento and West Sacramento but its current condition causes traffic congestion during commute hours and unfriendly conditions for bicycles and pedestrians. As a result, the cities are beginning the process of planning to construct a new bridge upstream of the existing I Street Bridge.  The project is in the environmental and preliminary design phase, which will extend to 2016.

A new bridge will provide better access for bicycles and pedestrians and will serve motorists more efficiently.  The existing I Street Bridge will remain in place for the commuter and freight trains that travel the bridge daily, but all other modes of transportation will be shifted to the new bridge.

The open house will include various information stations, including a historical exhibit on the I Street Bridge.  City staff and members of the project team will be available to answer questions and discuss ideas in an informal format.  The public is encouraged to drop by at their convenience between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have agreed to share the local expenses associated with delivering the project. This includes federal matching requirements and other non-federally eligible expenses. Total project costs are currently estimated at $70-80 million.

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