What is the project?
The City of Sacramento and City of West Sacramento are wrapping up a planning study for potential new crossings of the Sacramento River to provide improved connectivity between the two communities. The study will evaluate a variety of alternatives, from a “no build” option to multiple potential crossing facilities and locations. The planning process and outcomes will reflect consideration of land-use implications, transportation effects, environmental constraints, costs and other related issues.
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The project has resulted in a final report on potential crossing locations, concepts for potential crossing facilities, transportation impacts, conceptual cost estimates and other findings from an evaluation of alternatives. The study also identified the consequences of adding or not adding river crossings to the transportation network, and how these consequences will influence existing and planned development.
Why was the study conducted?
The study is part of the on-going effort between the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento to develop a shared vision for the Sacramento riverfront. This shared vision includes development focused near the riverfront consistent with regional plans, including the Sacramento Region Blueprint, and improved connections for all forms of travel between the communities.
How is the project being funded?
The study is being jointly funded by both the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento with local funding sources.
What is the project timeline?
The final study report is expected to be presented to the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday, July 19 and to the West Sacramento City Council tentatively on Wednesday, July 20. Read the report.
How is stakeholder input being provided?
The project team assembled a Stakeholder Advisory Committee that includes representatives of numerous neighborhood, business and environmental organizations in Sacramento and West Sacramento to ensure significant community input.
Questions for the project team?
We will do our best to respond to questions submitted to the project team. Popular questions and their answers will be published on this Web page.
Additional background and resources
The concept of a new crossing over the Sacramento River has surfaced in many forms over the past several years and the following regional or local planning documents provide additional information and context for the current study.
Stakeholder Advisory Committee materials
For other questions, contact Fran Halbakken, City of Sacramento, at 916-808-7194 or Greta Vohlers, City of West Sacramento, at 916-617-4850.