Broadway Bridge Feasibility Study

Project Description
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are studying the feasibility of a new two to four-lane bridge consistent with the 2011 Sacramento River Crossings Study, located across the Sacramento River downstream from the U.S. 50 Pioneer Bridge. The approximate location will connect South River Road on the west landing and Broadway on the east landing. 

The 10-month feasibility study will identify alternatives and conceptual costs for crossing alignments and feasibility of bridge types and circulation.  It will also determine high-level benefits, impacts, and regulatory considerations, and will provide opportunities for initial community input.  The Broadway Bridge Feasibility Study project team is also coordinating with other on-going projects within the cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento, including:

  • Broadway Complete Streets Plan
  • SHRA Redevelopment of Marina Vista and Alder Grove Neighborhoods
  • Downtown Transportation Study (Sac Grid 2.0) []
  • Bridge District Developments
  • Pioneer Bluff De-Industrialization Implementation and Master Plan

Project History
The Broadway Bridge Feasibility study is based upon the recommendations from the Sacramento River Crossings Alternatives Study prepared in 2011.  The planning process of nearly one-year included five stakeholder group meetings, an extensive outreach and education campaign, field tours and a community workshop seeking input related to community values, local issues and circulation preferences.

The approach to the design of the bridge follows "neighborhood friendly" design concepts acknowledged by both cities with the acceptance of the Sacramento River Crossings Alternatives Study.  Future design concepts will seek to accomplish the following:

  • Primarily serve local trips
  • Serve all forms of transportation including bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists, low-energy vehicles, bus and light rail transit
  • Provide architecturally pleasing and contextually appropriate design aesthetics and dimensions
  • Accommodate future traffic flows through approach roadways without significant widening
  • Avoid direct connection to primarily residential streets

Subsequent Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA&ED) Phase
The City of West Sacramento was awarded a $1.5 million federal U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER VI grant to fund environmental analysis and preliminary engineering following the Broadway Bridge Feasibility Study.  The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento are each contributing $750,000 as local matches, for a total of $3 million toward this next phase of the Broadway Bridge Project.  The PA&ED phase will include extensive public participation and outreach, refined traffic analysis, environmental analysis and more refined bridge engineering concepts.  Funding for future phases including Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E), right-of-way acquisition, and construction are being sought from a variety of local, state and federal sources.

Project Schedule
The first phase of the project, the Broadway Bridge Feasibility Study, will conclude December 2015.  It is anticipated that the next phase of the project will commence March 2016.  The project team expects to initiate the final design and right-of-way acquisition by 2020, with construction completion between 2025 and 2030.  All phases are dependent on future funding.

Broadway Bridge Community Open House Press Release

Broadway Bridge Open House Invitation

Broadway Bridge Draft Technical Memos
    Draft Conceptual Alignments Technical Memo
    Draft Conceptual Bridge Alternatives Technical Memo
    Traffic Analysis Draff Technical Memo
    Draft Preliminary Hydraulics Technical Memo
    Draft Preliminary Geotechnical Memo
    Draft Preliminary Environmental Technical Memo
    Draft funding Technical Memo
    Draft Preliminary Cost Estimate Technical Memo

Executive Summary
    Broadway Bridge Feasibility Study Executive Summary 
    Executive Summary Attachment 1 (LPCA Letter)
    Executive Summary Attachment 2 (Tom Trzinski Consulting Letter)
    Appendix A - River Crossings Study (2011)
    Appendix B - TIGER Grant Application (2014)
    Appendix C - Feasibility Study Outreach Summary

Final Technical Memos
    Conceptual Alignments Technical Memo 
    Conceptual Bridge Alternatives Technical Memo
    Traffic Analysis 
    Preliminary Hydraulics
    Geotechnical and Constructability
    Environmental Considerations
    Hazardous Materials
    Local, State and Federal Funding
    Cost Esitmate

Community Outreach
Community Open House
The cities and the project team hosted a community open house on Thursday, July 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Leataata Floyd Elementary School in Sacramento. The open house provided an opportunity for the community to learn more about the project and provide feedback on several elements of the study. More than 80 community members attended and 24 community members submitted feedback via comment cards about the need or desire for the crossing, connections or traffic, bike and pedestrian access, bridge design, environmental concerns, community outreach, other relevant projects, or alternate bridge locations.

Jason McCoy, AICP, City of West Sacramento Project Manager
Senior Transportation Planner
City of West Sacramento - Public Works, Traffic and Transportation Division

Jesse Gothan, City of Sacramento Project Manager
Funding and Project Development - Engineering Services
City of Sacramento - Department of Public Works