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Road and lane closure information for week of August 22, 2016

Sign up for City of Sacramento email updates.The following list includes those lane and road closures most affecting the traveling public. Also, see the Construction Newsline for short-term sidewalk and street closures. Stay up to date. Sign up for traffic email alerts.

Downtown Sacramento

Old Sacramento (J Street and 2nd Street)


Thursday, August 25, 2016 until further notice


The boardwalk at the North West corner of J Street and 2nd Street in Old Sacramento


The boardwalk is closed to pedestrians. The closure is on behalf of the City's Building Inspection Division who found structural defects on the building's balcony just above the sidewalks. At the moment, the building owner is looking into a prompt solution and repairs should take place, pending on the City requirements to be met. Code enforcement will watch the matter closely.


Golden 1 Center (Between 5th and 7th streets and J and L streets)



The Sacramento Kings have City approval to work from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a few exceptions that will be announced in advance. See a map of the site including barricades, open businesses and access points at

Work is on-going through the fall of 2016.

 Construction Update for Thursday, August 25, 2016

  • L Street at 7th Street will be closed from 7 p.m to 5 a.m.

Construction Update For Friday August 26 to Saturday August 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • L Street from 5th thru  7th Streets will be closed
  • J and 5th Street will be reduced to one lane


5th and 7th streets and J and L streets


There will be road closures over the 5th Street bridge between L and J streets. The closures will be during the dates and times listed below.

  • Two lanes of L Street between 5th and 8th streets will be closed throughout the duration of the project - October 2016. 


I-5 Riverfront Reconnection Project- 2nd Street and Capitol Mall Connector


July 2015 – Fall 2016


2nd Street and Capitol Mall


Construction of a new entrance into Old Sacramento at Capitol Mall and 2nd Street and installation of wider sidewalks on the O Street Bridge over I-5 has begun.  Work is expected to be finished in fall of 2016.  Construction closures include:

On-going work

  • Sidewalk and concrete barrier work continues on the O Street Bridge. Construction signage remains in place.
  • Median work continues on Capitol Mall. Two lanes of traffic remain open in each direction
  • Falsework construction will continue, as crews build the main structure for the 2nd Street Connector. Median work continues on Capitol Mall. Two lanes of traffic remain open in each direction.
  • The intersection of 2nd Street and Neasham Circle remains closed.  Follow the signed detour route.

Please see map for more information on construction detours.

The Riverfront Reconnection Project includes construction of the 2nd Street and Capitol Mall Connector Bridge providing a new entrance for cars, bicycles and pedestrians into Old Sacramento from Capitol Mall at 2nd Street and Neasham Circle.  Improvements to the Capitol Mall Bridge over I-5 include the addition of green bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and street planters.  The project will also include the construction of wider sidewalks and new railings on the O Street Bridge across I-5 adjacent to the Crocker Art Museum.  To learn more about the project, and sign up to receive email updates visit the City’s website.



East Sacramento

H Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project


March 21 through Summer 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 


H Street Bridge over the American River


Motorists can expect road closures. Please see signs for detours. Weekend work will include one lane closure in each direction from Friday evening to Saturday morning. The project will rehabilitate the H Street Bridge and includes sealing the deck, replacing joint seals, and repairing approach slabs.  


Josh Werner (916) 808-8158


Land Park

Freeport Boulevard Bike Lanes Project


May 18 through August 31, 2016


Freeport Boulevard from 4th Avenue to Sutterville Road


In an effort to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, the City of Sacramento will be installing bike lanes along. Freeport Boulevard from 4th Avenue to Sutterville Road. The existing two lanes of traffic in each direction will be changed to one lane in each direction, separated by a two-way left turn lane. The City will be reconstructing sidewalks, curbs, and gutters. The construction will impact access to residents' driveways for a maximum of three days. The City has notified all residents in advance of construction.


Adam Randolph, 916-808-7803

Ryan Morris, 916-837-8110

River District

North 12th Street  South of North B Street


June 27 to August 8, 2016 (six weeks) 


North 12th Street  South of North B Street


Work is part of PG&E's pipeline safety program. The #4 Lane of North 12th Street South of North B Street will be closed.

PG&E Community Pipeline Safety Initiative: Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is working with customers and the City of Sacramento to help ensure first responders have immediate access to natural gas transmission pipelines in case of an emergency. This important safety work involves reviewing structures, trees and brush located near the gas pipeline that could block emergency access for first responders or damage the pipeline. For any tree or structure that needs to be replaced for safety reasons, PG&E will work with the property owner to develop a plan that protects public safety while preserving the character and natural beauty of the community. If you have any questions or would like more information about the planned safety work in Sacramento, please contact PG&E’s local customer outreach specialist Alison Feliz at 916-216-7482 or Additional information on the Community Pipeline Safety Initiative, as well as other PG&E gas safety efforts, can also be found at here.


Mike Hernandez - PG&E -714-883-4919 ; Jon Fitzpatrick - City Inspector 916-296-4117

South Sacramento



North Sacramento

Westbound I-80 in Sacramento


From 10 p.m. Friday, August 19 through 5 a.m. Monday, August 22


Westbound I-80 from Longview Drive to Winters Street (“Local Lane” Closed)


“Express Lanes” will have no local access to Winters Street, Raley Boulevard, Norwood Avenue and Northgate Boulevard until Truxel Road. Motorists are encouraged to use Business 80 as an alternate route.

Westbound I-80 in Sacramento


From 6 p.m. Friday, August 26 through 5 a.m. Monday, August 29


Westbound I-80 “Local Lanes” detoured to I-5 near Truxel Road


Motorists are encouraged to use Business 80 as an alternate route.