SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Traffic on Sacramento's H Street Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction May 19 and 20, from around 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is finalizing levee work at the bridge's western end, where crews will be conducting minor excavation and concrete work during the lighter traffic hours.
An additional night of lane closures is expected June 4 to resurface a portion of the bridge. This should be the last night of lane closures; however, levee work at both ends of the bridge is expected to last through September.
The levee work is necessary to close a gap in the existing seepage cutoff wall inside the levee. Connecting the cutoff wall will help prevent water from seeping through and underneath the levee. The Corps built more than 20 miles of seepage cutoff walls into American River levees between 2000 and 2002, but work at around 30 sites was set aside for later where complicated encroachments existed such as utilities, power lines or bridges.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.
(H Street Bridge levee work January 2015)
Release no. 15-020