Tower Crane to Be Removed This Weekend; Lane Closures on 29th, Capitol Planned
This weekend, crews will be dismantling one of the tower cranes used in the construction of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center, the centerpiece of the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento midtown expansion project. The 290-foot-tall crane at the corner of 29th and L streets will be removed, but the crane on Capitol Avenue will stay until this fall to continue assisting in the construction process.
In order to dismantle the tower crane, both 29th Street and Capitol Avenue will be reduced to one lane. While traffic is lighter on the weekends, the lane closures could result in some inconveniences. Here’s what to expect this weekend:
Friday, April 27 through Monday, April 30
In order to erect an assist crane used in the dismantling process, Capitol Avenue between 28th and 29th streets will be reduced to one lane traveling eastbound (toward Capital City Freeway). The valet for Biba restaurant will be relocated to the other side of 28th Street.
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29
At 5 a.m. Saturday, 29th Street will be reduced to one lane along the east side, next to the hospital parking lots. The traffic control will begin at K Street to taper down from three lanes to one lane. Other items to note:
- The bus stop on 29th Street near K Street will remain available.
- The metered parking spots and the Sutter General Hospital Emergency Department drop-off spots on 29th Street will not be available this weekend. The ambulance driveways will be open and parking for the ambulances will remain available.
- At 6 a.m. Saturday, the assist crane will be moved from Capitol Avenue to the intersection of 29th and L streets, where it will remove the north tower crane in sections.
- The removal of the north tower crane will be completed on Sunday, and the assist crane will be brought back to Capitol Avenue.
Monday, April 30
Capitol Avenue will remain with only one eastbound lane until the assist crane has been removed.
For more information, please contact the Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Master Plan Office at (916) 454-6838 during regular business hours.
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