Community to celebrate Old Sacramento tunnel enhancements

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Sacramento, Calif. – Today, Sacramento advocates announced a block party to celebrate enhancements to the tunnel that connects downtown and Old Sacramento. The new lighting improves accessibility and creates a sense of place for visitors and residents. This is the first in a series of events, coined “Bright Ideas”, which will celebrate the unique public spaces that make Sacramento’s urban core an even better place to live, work and play.

Date/Time: Thursday, July 23 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PT

Location: The Tunnel on K Street, between 2nd and 3rd streets

Details: FREE and open to the public. Live music and local beer/food offered.

Partners: The event is hosted by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and Old Sacramento Business Association and sponsored by JMA Ventures, LLC with support from the Sacramento Kings and City of Sacramento. Special guest, Councilmember Steve Hansen will emcee the event.

Media: Reserved on-street parking will be available for live trucks on 2nd street near the tunnel entrance in Old Sacramento.

More: The K Street tunnel lightning improvement project was spearheaded by the City of Sacramento in partnership with Councilmember Steve Hansen in early 2015. The project converted old fluorescent lighting to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), and incorporated color LEDs to improve the functional lighting of the tunnel and the aesthetic of the tunnel ceiling. Additionally, the lighting improvement project reduces the City’s overall energy consumption.

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