Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on July 1st, 2009 at 4:25 pm
TriMet re-opened a 1.6 mile section of the I-205 multi-use path yesterday. Word from spokeswomen Mary Fetsch is that the stretch between SE Caruthers and SE Harold is now open since light rail construction has been completed in that segment.
Fetsch also said that the section of the path from Foster south to Clackamas Town Center/SE Sunnyside Rd. is set to open on September 12th, the same day TriMet opens their new MAX Green Line.
The project to build the Green Line began in March 2007 and bike traffic through this vital north/south corridor has been re-routed ever since. Light rail construction is now complete, but Fetsch says the southern portion of the path will remain closed while they finish up the re-paving and lighting installation.
Once the nearly 7-mile long project is completed, the multi-use path will be wider in many spots, will have an elevated crossing over SE Foster/Woodstock, new lighting, direct access to MAX transit stations, and revamped landscaping and public art installations.
For full details on updated detours, download TriMet’s fact sheet on the project (200KB, PDF).