California Construction News staff writer
The City of Sacramento recently broke ground on the Del Rio Trail, a multi-use 4.8-mile trail providing access to William Land Park, the Sacramento Zoo, schools, stores, restaurants, retail centers, jobs and community parks.
Construction is expected to being in early December. Planning and public outreach for the trail began in 2017.
“This project has been led and driven by the community since its initiation,” said Adam Randolph, project manager and senior engineer with the department of public works. “Public Works is excited to reach this milestone and be one step closer to improving pedestrian and bicycle access to residents in south Sacramento.”
The $23 million project includes $5 million from Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a $1.2 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to remove trash, create thousands of jobs and join with communities throughout the state to reclaim, transform and beautify public spaces.
Public Works staff were joined by Caltrans District 3 Deputy Director Greg Wong, Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Councilmembers Jay Schenirer and Rick Jennings, along with representatives from the South Land Park Neighborhood Association Thursday for a ground-breaking event.