downtown bridges

Preparation work begins

Updated: 3/6/18

In preparation for construction, tree removal on the creek banks will continue intermittently during the week of March 5, weather permitting. Royer Park remains open to the public.

As with all City construction projects, tree removals are carefully considered and follow environmental requirements. The project will also add 36 trees.

All work will be done during the daytime, but you can expect some equipment noise in the area. During this time there will be intermittent closures to Dietrich Drive.

Schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment, or other unforeseen circumstances. 

Project plans approved by City Council

At their Wednesday, January 17 meeting, City Council approved project plans, specifications and estimates for the Downtown Bridges & Trail Project, and authorized a call for construction bids.  

Plans for the upcoming phase of construction include the following improvements:

-  Continuation of the trail into Royer Park, resulting in a continuous 6-mile long off-street trail from Sierra College Boulevard to Darling Way
-  Refurbishment and rotation of the Rube Nelson “Ice House” Bridge 
-  Construction of the Taylor Street pedestrian bridge, connecting Royer Park to the Downtown Library 
-  The new downtown pedestrian bridge, providing a direct connection between Royer Park and the Vernon Street Town Square

Construction is anticipated for spring 2018 through fall 2019.  

For more information, call (916) 774-5293, or e-mail us.
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