Sacramento details arena construction, timeline to downtown residents

SACRAMENTO - In a letter sent out to downtown Sacramento residents Wednesday afternoon, city officials detail what can be expected with the upcoming demolition of buildings downtown, and what can be expected when construction work begins.

In the letter, the city provides a timeline of what to expect. Starting this summer, demolition work and removal of the existing building will begin.

Then in the fall through next summer, concrete trucks will begin delivery between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to avoid commute traffic. Construction crews will install vertical steel, but not roof steel, in this phase.

After that, starting in the summer of 2015 through the fall of 2016, the arena structure itself will be built, including the roof and assembling the building interior.

By fall 2016, the arena will be ready for the public.

The letter also talks about parking. During demolition, 1,780 parking spaces will remain open at two of the three city-owned parking garages. And for two nights, crews will be blocking off streets to set up fences and barricades.

It's a huge project. The arena and surrounding businesses will reshape the downtown.

In the letter, the city also addresses all of the noise that is expected with this project. It says the Sacramento Kings have city approval to work from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

There will be three phases where crews will be doing night work between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. They will minimize noise by utilizing on-site generators with mufflers and noise dampers, as far from residences and businesses as possible.


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