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Front Street Embarcadero Renovation

The City of Sacramento will rebuild The Front Street Embarcadero. The wooden planks are 30 years old, worn-out, and certain areas do not meet current code. The project will consist of rehabilitation of the riverfront walkway between J Street and Neasham Circle, west of Front Street.

Project Timeline

Final plans for the $7.7 million project will be discussed by City Council in May 2017, and construction will begin June 2017 with anticipated completion by late Fall of this year. Construction will be done in phases to allow all of the businesses to remain open.

Traffic Impact

All businesses will remain open during construction. More information on the traffic management plan will be available soon.

Project Features and Materials

The upgrade will improve accessibility across the train tracks to the waterfront and be ADA / Building code compliant.

The project will replace the existing wooden walkway with stamped and colored concrete made to look like wooden planks. The benefits of stamped concrete include:

  • One of the most durable and long lasting paving materials available
  • Less maintenance
  • Can look historically accurate for Old Sacramento

In addition, the project will also provide improved Front Street access to the river front, metal railing along the train tracks and river, and historically accurate LED lighting to replace the existing lights.

Next Phase

The second phase of the work is anticipated to begin Summer of 2018. Work includes repairs to the K Street barge, elevator modernization as well as improvements to the gangways from the flood wall to the Barge and Delta King.


Kirk Thompson, Project Manager

Office: (916) 808-8431