New Bridge Will Connect North & South Natomas


City officials today will break ground at the site of a long-awaited bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing of Interstate 80, to connect North and South Natomas.

Today’s event, set for 10 a.m. at 2890 Gateway Oaks Drive behind the University of Phoenix, will  mark the start of construction of two bridges for the non motoring public to connect North and South Natomas.

The project includes a nearly two-block-long bridge over the freeway and an at-grade level bridge across the West Drainage Canal along with new connections to existing bike trails. Most of the funding, nearly 90 percent of the $6.1 million project, comes from federal grants, with the remainder from state and local gas and sales tax funds.

An I/80 Bicycle and Ped Bridge project web page will be up soon at the Department of Transportation’s website.


  1. Anonymous says

    Useless for Natomas Park resident. The problem is crossing I-5 or crime prone northgate blvd.

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