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Traffic Alerts

Road and lane closures for the week of September 15, 2014

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.

Downtown Sacramento

Entertainment and Sports Center Project (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

On Friday, Sept. 12, expect a road closure on 5th Street between L and J streets, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  for the contractor to turn off a water main.


During demolition, you can expect some the following changes and construction activities:

Pedestrians accessing the west half of the mall will need to use J or L streets as temporary fencing panels will be installed at the current mall entry between 5th and 7th streets and L and J streets, followed by installation of plywood barricades.

Truck deliveries of building materials to loading docks at 5th/L Street. Please note that primary truck routes are along J Street, I Street, 3rd Street, P Street, Richards Boulevard and 7th Street. to the freeway. 

Also, during the demolition, truck traffic can also be expected to be making its way to Bell Marine Sand & Gravel Co. located at the very northern end of 28th Street, north of C Street, where concrete, dirt and sand is unloaded. Trucks are restricted from using 28th Street, south of E Street to go to and from the facility.

Downtown Plaza East Garage entrances at 6th/L Street and 6th/J Street will close for the duration of construction. All other entrances and exits at Downtown Plaza East and West garages will remain open.

A sidewalk closure at the southern corner of 6th and J Street. Expect a new crosswalk at 6th and J streets.

Two new bus stops are being relocated from 1) 7th and L to Capitol Avenue between 7th and 8th streets; 2) from 5th and L to 5th between Capitol and L Street 3)  a third bus stop is being added to 9th and L Street.

Three concrete pedestrian ramps are being modified at 6th and L Street and 7th and L Street and 6th and J Street.

Project Contact
24/7 Construction Project Hotline
(916) 741-ESC2 (3722)

7th and J Streets


Day work, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m., through Oct. 1, seven days a week


SMUD and PG&E are rerouting utilities prior to a new sewer being installed on 7th street in the fall of 2014.

Project Contact
Jon Liffring


East Sacramento

Guy West Bridge bike and pedestrian bridge over the American River


July 1 through the end of 2014, with multiple weekend closures occurring. The closures will be posted on this webpage in advance. Bike and pedestrians will be detoured to University, to Campus Commons, to Fair Oaks and then back onto the H Street Bridge.

Traffic on Guy West Bridge will be constricted during weekdays and closed on the following weekends (September through October) from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday (subject to change).

  • Saturday,  9/20-Sunday, 9/21
  • Saturday, 9/27-Sunday, 9/28
  • Saturday, 10/4-Sunday, 10/5
  • Saturday, 10/11-Sunday, 10/12
  • Saturday, 10/18-Sunday, 10/19
  • Saturday, 10/25-Sunday, 10/26

River crossing detour at H Street Bridge via University Avenue due to USACE levee work. To bike around the Guy West Bridge and levee repair construction, alternate river crossings are available at the Sacramento Northern Bikeway Bridge (5.5 miles via bike) or Watt Avenue Bridge (2.4 miles via bike).  See the detour map on the project webpage.


The City is repairing and repainting the bridge. There will be a limited number of weekend closures, otherwise access will be maintained on a narrower bridge path. There is also work being done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the vicinity, which may require a detour via Campus Commons. See the levee work webpage. Also see the Guy West Bridge Restoration Project webpage.

Project Contact
Bill Vanooyen

Glenn Hall Park vicinity and River Park vicinity (map)


June 3 through September 2014, with work taking place Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday

from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The Army Corps of Engineers is working on the American River levee to install a seepage cutoff wall. Work will entail some dust and noise.

Project Contact

Todd Plain, public affairs specialist
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Central City


See Caltrans schedule


The Caltrans SacDECKEDout project will include repairs to the bridge decks, including ramps and connectors, of the Sacramento River Viaduct (the portion of Highway 50 also known as the Pioneer Bridge, between Jefferson Boulevard and 3rd Street) and the West End Viaduct (portion of I-5 between L Street and Richards Boulevard.) The project entails evening ramp closures and lane closures on I-5, where a section of I-5 will be reduced to two lanes.

Details coming soon at

Project Contact

Call 511 or email Caltrans through "Contact Us" at

River District

Bercut Drive and Bannon Street (map)


Friday, June 21, 2013 through end of June 2016


Bercut Drive will be closed between Bannon Street and the south property line of the Sacramento River Water Treatment Plant so the property can be used for contractor access and the staging area for the treatment plant rehabilitation project.

Both lanes of Bercut Drive will be closed south of the intersection of Bercut and Bannon Street.

Traffic will be routed to Bannon Street. Residents can expect some traffic delays and noise.

Project Contact
Ian Pietz

7th Street from North B to F streets


Thursday, Sept. 18 and  Friday, Sept. 19

Monday, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23


Construction at the Railyards will require reducing 7th street to one-way traffic on the above four days. Traffic controllers will be routing traffic one direction at a time. Expect delays.

Project Contact
Hank Doll

South Sacramento

Cosumnes River Boulevard and Bruceville Road (map)


Now through summer of 2015, weekdays, 7a.m. to 6p.m. Some construction will take place at night.


Work is on going to extend Light Rail from the Cosumnes River College to downtown.

Project Contact
Jo Noble
On behalf of Regional Transit

See project webpage at

NEW INTERCHANGE AT I-5 AND COSUMNES RIVER BOULEVARD EXTENSION (Between Pocket Road/Meadowview Boulevard Exit and Laguna Boulevard Exit off I-5)


April 2013 through spring 2015


The project will construct a new interchange at Cosumnes River Boulevard at I-5 located 1 mile south of Meadowview Road and construct a new 4 to 6 lane road extension of Cosumnes River Boulevard from Franklin Boulevard west to Freeport Boulevard.

One lane will be closed on northbound I-5, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  EXPECT DELAYS.

Expect the northbound lane to be closed on Freeport Boulevard between Meadowview Road and the Freeport Bridge  beginning Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Wednesday, Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Traffic controllers will be flagging traffic one direction at a time. 

Merhdad Verzandeh
Project Website

NORTH Sacramento

Marysville Boulevard near South Avenue and Grand Avenue


Saturday, Sept. 6, 13, and 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


The City is removing and reconstructing damaged median turn pocket curbs. The turn pockets to westbound South Avenue, eastbound South Avenue and eastbound Grand Avenue will be under construction separately on the above three Saturdays.

Project Contact
Stan Manza