Broadway Bridge Project



Broadway Bridge Project

Request for Proposals

Addenda Prebid Meeting Sign-in Sheet

Proposal/Project Questions and Responses

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report and  Notice of Public Scoping Meeting for the Broadway Bridge Project 

Interagency
Cooperative Agreement

Additional Information

For further information and for questions that you would like answered, please contact Jason McCoy by email, phone, or mail at the following:

JASON McCOY, AICP
Senior Transportation Planner

Public Works Department
1110 West Capitol Ave, 1st Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Telephone: (916) 617-4832

mccoyj@cityofwestsacramento.org

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BROADWAY BRIDGE Project

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 Alternatives 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, 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.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

The Broadway Bridge Project includes a robust community engagement program to inform and involve community members of both cities throughout the process. Sign up to receive email updates.
 

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 here.

Riverfront Renaissance -June 14


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. Click here for a summary of the event and feedback.

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

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) [www.sacgrid.com]
  • 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.

Benefits
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.


Contact
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

Jesse Gothan, City of Sacramento Project Manager
Funding and Project Development - Engineering Services
City of Sacramento - Department of Public Works
jgothan@cityofsacramento.org