A section of bike trail along the Sacramento River has reopened after four years of construction.
The Pocket Area Bike Trail segment reopened Friday morning. It provides access to new public amenities at the Freeport Regional Water Project, a new water supply intake along the river. The new public facilities include a plaza, fountains, artwork, benches and access to dramatic views of the river.
The bike trail was closed in 2007 when construction of the water project began. Though the closed trail section was short only about 400 feet the closure prevented access to Freeport Boulevard. That access has now been restored.
The new Freeport intake facility provides an additional drinking water supply for Sacramento County and the East Bay Municipal Utility District, which jointly financed and built the $120 million project.