SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — With the arena construction project beginning, it might be getting difficult to get around Downtown Sacramento.
The city is promising the impact to the traveling public will be minimal during the demolition of Downtown Plaza to make room for a new Sacramento Kings arena.
But drivers and pedestrians that CBS13 spoke to say they’re still worried.
So what do you need to know to get around the potential gridlock?
First off, if you live by the construction zone and like to sleep in, hopefully 6 a.m. is late enough for you, because the team has the city’s approval to start work then on every morning except Sunday. That means big trucks delivering material, workers putting up fences and some street restriping.
No lane or road closures are planned during the day, but there will be some lane shifting and some temporary night time closures along L Street.
There will also be barricades along Seventh Street near 24 Hour Fitness, and on Fifth Street by Macy’s.
During the project, 2,000 spaces in city garages will be going away. Also, bus stops on L Street between Fifth and Seventh streets will be moved to the Capitol mall between Seventh and Eighth streets.
A temporary crosswalk will be in place at Sixth and J streets, and the south sidewalk on J Street will be closed.