Sutter Street Construction Accelerates
Construction work on Historic Sutter Street is in high gear as work crews push to meet the goal of substantial project completion by mid-November. Underground sewer and utility work is nearing completion and sidewalk replacement will begin soon.
“After we lost work days due to heavy spring rains, we needed to accelerate construction activity to meet our goal of wrapping up the majority of the project before the holidays,” says Assistant City Manager Evert Palmer. “Completing the work prior to the important shopping season is critical to Historic District merchants.”
Palmer notes that the City is committed to maintaining the best possible pedestrian and vehicular access to Sutter Street shops, galleries and restaurants. Businesses remain open and visitors are following detour signs to find ample parking in the three-story public garage on Leidesdorff Street near the Historic District Light Rail Station.
The City also plans to initiate a weekend valet parking service to make it easier for visitors to patronize Sutter Street businesses. The service will likely operate between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Special events will continue during construction, although some events will shift to the Trader’s Lane area on Leidesdorff between Riley and Wool streets. Visit www.historicfolsom.org for dates and location details.
Click here to read more about the Historic Sutter Street Revitalization project and view project photos.