The RPNA held its Fall general meeting on 10/21. Key takeaways are as follows:
- CalTrans begins construction to widen I-80 bridge in January, and is expected to last 5 years. Impacts to RP include significant construction noise, moving and raising the existing sound wall, and a new pedestrian/bike path on the bridge that will connect to the new bike trail. CalTrans’ slide deck with new info including displays is available here: https://riverparksacramento.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CalTrans.pptx
- City project to pave bike trail on/below levee (Two Rivers Trail) will be commencing in coordination with the Army Corp bank protection project. The paving of the trail will begin at the H Street bridge when the Army Corp completes its project at that location, likely in 2023. The City’s slide deck is available here: https://riverparksacramento.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/CityTrT.pdf
- The ArmyCorp bank erosion protection project is expected to begin as early as December, removing nearly all trees and vegetation between H Street bridge and the bend in the river. Planting of new trees and plants planned for 2023. The project start date is highly dependent on weather/river conditions, and may be further delayed. The ArmyCorp project overview (which contains old timelines) is available here: https://riverparksacramento.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/AarmyCorpFaQ.pdf
- The private student housing development, previously planned for the Newman Center property on the corner of J and Carlson, is now on hold due to cost increases associated with saving a portion of the existing redwood trees. The developer is re-assessing but nothing is planned in the near-term.
- Volunteers needed to help plant 25 trees as part of the RP Tree Canopy Project planting on the morning of Nov. 20. If you are interested in helping, register at: https://bit.ly/riverparkplanting1120
Our next board meeting is 11/18 at 730pm via Zoom. All residents are welcome to join, and we will distribute an agenda in advance with instructions for how to join.