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Delta Park bikeway will close for one day this Friday

Posted by on December 4th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

This just in from Portland Parks and Rec:

Portland Parks & Recreation to close road through Delta Park for base repairs on Friday, December 5

(Portland, OR) – Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) announced today that they will be closing the roadway between the Union 76 service station and the intersection leading into PP&R’s Urban Forestry offices at Delta Park to all traffic between from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5 for base repairs to the roadway. The intersection will remain open, and city and emergency vehicles will have access to the road, if needed.

Traffic that normally uses the roadway, which is also a designated bike path, will be detoured down N. Hayden Meadows Drive during the road work. The roadway will be reopened to car and bike traffic during the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7.

Parks staff is taking advantage of the excellent weather conditions to start the work on Friday.

Depending upon future weather conditions, the work there may resume on Monday morning, December 8, with the road closed for up to an additional 48 hours.

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  • Todd Boulanger December 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Has the BTA or PDOT made any striping suggestions for this important bikeway?

    (Sharrows, bike lanes, or parallel parking vs. diagonal parking)?

    This route needs a lot of design help.

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  • John Russell December 5, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Proper lights sure would be nice. I’m glad to see the road is getting some help. My back could certainly use it.

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  • Zaphod December 7, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    That route is pothole mayhem. It will be interesting to see if people drive faster on this road after it gets cleaned up. This section is the darkest part of my (previous) commute. Some wattage cast down would be nice. Fresh paint and sharrows wouldn’t be a bad thing either.

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  • John Russell December 9, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    I rode the section on Saturday after dark. I guess it seemed a little better up until that intersection. Then it goes back to the unlit potholes of doom.

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