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Broadway Bridge project

Project Description

The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are developing preliminary engineering concepts for a new bridge across the Sacramento River downstream of the Pioneer Bridge. The bridge will connect South River Road on the west landing and Broadway on the east landing.

The new bridge will be defined as “neighborhood friendly” per the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. The context of being a neighborhood friendly bridge was adopted by the City of Sacramento in October of 2011 and accepted by the City of West Sacramento with acceptance of the Sacramento River Crossings Alternatives Study. The new bridge must accommodate a future streetcar alignment, and must be a moveable span structure to accommodate river traffic. In order to provide increased access between cities for all modes, the bridge design must also include infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists.

Project History

The Broadway Bridge Project is based upon the recommendations from the Sacramento River Crossings Alternatives Study completed in 2011 and the Broadway Bridge Feasibility Study completed in 2015. The River Crossings Alternative Study identified eight potential crossing locations separated in the North, Central, and South market areas. The cities are focusing on the north and south market areas at this time. The proposed Broadway Bridge location is in the South market area.

In the North market area, a new bridge is anticipated to connect C Street in West Sacramento with Railyards Boulevard in Sacramento, just upstream from the historic I Street Bridge. Preliminary engineering and environmental studies are currently in progress for this new Sacramento River Crossing.

The Broadway Bridge Project Team is coordinating with other on-going projects to enhance and improve the cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento including:

  • Broadway Complete Streets Plan
  • Riverfront Redevelopment (both sides of the Sacramento river)
  • The Riverfront Street Extension (currently in design, construction in 18 months) 
  • Pioneer Bluff Transition Plan (Complete)
  • Pioneer Bluff De-Industrialization Implementation (On-going with 7-10 year estimated date of completion)
  • Pioneer Bluff Master Plan (Anticipated adoption with environmental in 2018)

Costs and Funding

The City of West Sacramento was awarded a $1.5 million federal U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER VI grant to fund the environmental and preliminary engineering phase. The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are each contributing $750,000 as local matches, for a total of $3 million.

Future funding is currently being sought for final design, additional public participation and outreach, traffic analysis, right-of-way acquisition, and construction. Funding could come from a variety of local, state, and federal sources.

Schedule

The two and a half year Broadway Bridge Project will evaluate the proposed bridge alignments, study the potential bridge types and landing alternatives, and complete preliminary engineering and environmental documentation for the project.

The project team anticipates the project approval and environmental documentation (PA/ED) to be completed by the end of 2019. Following the preliminary designs, the cities expect the final design and Right-of-Way acquisition to begin in 2025 and continue until 2030. Both cities anticipate construction to be completed between 2030 and 2035. These phases and schedule are dependent on future funding.

ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT

The CEQA lead agency (City of West Sacramento) and the NEPA lead agency (California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, as assigned by the Federal Highway Administration) have completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Assessment (Draft EIR/EA) for the Broadway Bridge project.

The document is now available for public review and comment online here:
https://www.cityofwestsacramento.org/government/departments/capital-projects-and-transportation/projects/broadway-bridge-projects

The Comment Period is from July 7, 2021 to August 23, 2021.

Comments are invited from all interested parties. Written comments on the Draft Environmental Impact report should be submitted to the following address NO LATER THAN 4:00 pm on Monday, August 23, 2021 (NOTE: due to COVID-19, the Public Counter is CLOSED). All comments should be submitted via email or mailed to:

Jason McCoy, Supervising Transportation Planner
Capital Projects and Transportation Department,
1110 West Capitol Ave, 1st Floor, West Sacramento, CA 95691
mccoyj@cityofwestsacramento.org

Community Involvement

The Broadway Bridge Project includes a robust community engagement program to inform and involve community members of both cities throughout the process.
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Virtual Open House – July 28, 2021
Join the Cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento on July 28th for an update on the proposed Broadway Bridge!

Riverfront Renaissance – June 14. 2017

The Cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento hosted a community outreach event to discuss projects happening along the Downtown Riverfront on Wednesday, June 14 at the West Sacramento Corporation Yard. More than 235 community members attended to learn about the Broadway Bridge project, Stone Lock, Pioneer Bluff, the I Street Bridge, Miller Park, Broadway Complete Streets and much more. Community member comments are shared in the summary of feedback.

Community Open House – July 27

The Cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento hosted a joint open house to kick off the environmental assessment of the Broadway Bridge. This meeting provided an opportunity for the public to share comments or considerations related to the project’s potential environmental effects. 

More than 70 community member attended the community open house at Health Professions High school on July 27 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. A summary of feedback is now available.  

Contact:

Jesse Gothan, City of Sacramento Project Manager

Funding and Project Development - Engineering Services,

City of Sacramento - Department of Public Works

jgothan@cityofsacramento.org

Jason McCoy, AICP, City of West Sacramento Project Manager

Senior Transportation Planner

City of West Sacramento – Public Works, Traffic and Transportation Division

mccoyj@cityofwestsacramento.org