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Traffic Alerts

Road and lane closures for the week of DECEMBER 22, 2014

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

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


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, and H and G, 6th, 7th, and 8th streets to and from Richards Boulevard and on 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.

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)

Sacramento Santa Run


Saturday, Dec. 20, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Capital Mall, Downtown Plaza and Old Sacramento.


Seven Seas Industries will sponsor the Sacramento Santa Run which includes a 5 k run and the Merry Mile.

Expect a combination of complete and rolling street closures along the course.

See course map for more details.

No Parking will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on both sides of 2nd Street between L and K Streets.

Chris Hollingsworth


7th Street Sewer Replacement Project


Beginning Sept. 29


  • L Street from 7th to 9th streets, through Jan. 16, 2015, 7 p.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, reduced to one lane along the south side of the street, two lanes open between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • 7th Street between P and O streets, through Dec. 19, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays, closed to through traffic.
  • 7th Street between O and N streets, from Dec. 18 through Jan 2, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays, closed to through traffic.   

Project Contact
Dale Mathison
Jon Liffring

R Street between 16th to 18th streets


Oct. 23, 2014 – June 2015


R Street will be closed between 16th and 18th during construction with the exception of access to delivery trucks to businesses in the Safeway complex. Detours will be in place. Additionally, on-street parking will be unavailable between 16th and 18th street and on 17th street from the alley between R and S up to the light rail tracks north of R Street.

The purpose of the R Street Improvement Project is to reconstruct and improve areas of R Street that include a concrete roadway, on-street parking, raised walkways, decorative pavers, landscaping, lighting, improved drainage, the construction of a new water main, and the preservation of existing railroad tracks within the context of the improvements.

All improvements are part of the R Street Streetscape Master Plan. See the project website.

Ryan Morris

East Sacramento

California International Marathon


Saturday, Dec. 6, from 7 a.m. to Sunday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.


Fair Oaks Boulevard, J Street, L Street, Capitol Mall and the State Capitol vicinity


The California International Marathon will weave through various areas of the City. Road closures and parking restrictions will be in place during the event.

The marathon enters the City on Fair Oaks Boulevard just east of Howe Avenue; runners will head southwest on Fair Oaks Boulevard as it turns into H Street; from H Street runners veer southwest on J Street to Alhambra Boulevard; they will then head south on Alhambra Boulevard to L Street; west on L Street to 8th Street; south on 8th Street to Capitol Mall; east on Capitol Mall where the marathon ends on Capitol Mall between 8th and 9th streets. See map.

In addition to the course closure, 10th Street between N Street and L Street will close on Saturday at 7 a.m. for set up and will reopen after tear down Sunday at 4 p.m.


On Dec. 6, at 6 a.m. through Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. no parking/tow away signs will be posted on both sides of 8th Street between Capitol Mall and L Street and both sides of L Street between 8th and 15th Streets; the north side of N Street between 10th and 11th Street and the north side of Capitol Mall between 4th and 6th Street.


Eli Asch


Arden Boulevard area holiday shopping traffic


Holiday season


Arden Fair Mall/Arden Boulevard area


A shuttle will be available to Arden area visitors in the C and D lot at Cal Expo.  The buses will run from 4 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends.

Heavy traffic is expected in the Arden Fair Mall and surroundings areas for the upcoming holiday season. Drivers are cautioned to yield to oncoming traffic and avoid the risk of being ticketed for blocking intersections in, and around the mall.

For more information about mall hours and the shuttle service schedule visit Arden Fair Mall.

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.

Road closure:

  • Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6 a.m. to Monday, Dec. 8, at 6 a.m.

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 December  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.The levee will re-open to the public by the end of the year.

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


2014 Street Resurfacing Projects


October through mid November


Three major corridors will be resurfaced and restored to a nearly new condition: base repair, grinding existing payment, new pavement and striping. Expect lane closures and delays.

1) Power Inn between Fruitridge Road and Alpine Road, Oct. 7 - 27, weekdays, 8:30 to 4 p.m.

2) Northgate between West El Camino Avenue and Potomac Avenue, Oct. 16- Nov. 10, weekdays, 8:30 a.m .to 4 p.m.

3) Natomas Boulevard between Del Paso Road and North Bend Drive, Oct. 31-Nov. 14, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Project Contact
Josh Werner

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

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.

Project Contact
Merhdad Verzandeh
Project Website


North Sacramento