Levee Improvements Create Trail Access Detours

Do you enter or exit the American River Parkway at Watt Avenue and American River Drive?  Access ramps to the American River Parkway on the north bank of the Watt Avenue Bridge will be closed during the night from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. until August 29.  On August 30, full day and night access ramp closures are expected to begin and last until September 30. 

The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail/Bike Trail will remain open for through traffic under the bridge.  The US Army Corps of Engineers are strengthening the levees at this location and the trail accesses are being closed for safety reasons.

These north side ramp closures will also impact access for those wishing to cross the Watt Avenue Bridge from the south side.  The pedestrian/bicycle bridge lanes will be blocked off preventing access to the bike trail and surface streets north of the river.

Detour access points are available both upstream and downstream from Watt Avenue and are located at the Kadema Drive and Estates Drive accesses.  View the detour maps.

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