Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on May 26th, 2010 at 4:32 pm
The Springwater Trail Repaving Project has begun and so have the closures we warned you about back in March. Since our last update, Portland Parks has released updated detour and closure information (which I've posted below).
To recap, this project is funded by a $1.8 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, a.k.a. the stimulus bill). The money will pay for repaving eight miles of trail and it's set for completion by the end of August.
The trail will be closed in four separate sections and the Parks Department has been kind enough to color code them for us. Detour details and scheduled closures are listed below...
The Orange Route: The trail segment closure from SE 28 Ave to Linwood is scheduled May 24-June 15.
- Exit trail at SE 28 Ave. Follow detour east via Sherrett to SE 33 Ave; north to Johnson Creek Blvd; east to SE 45 Ave & Harney Dr; east to Flavel Dr; south to rejoin trail at Johnson Creek Blvd/Flavel intersection.
The Blue Route: The trail segment closure from I-205 to SE 128 Ave is scheduled June 8-July 6.
Exit trail at I-205 bike path. Follow detour north to Harold; east to SE 128 Ave; south to rejoin trail.
The Green Route: The trail segment closure from Linwood to I-205 is scheduled June 16-29.
- Exit trail at Flavel Dr. Follow detour north to Alberta Ave; east to SE 72 Ave; north to Flavel St; east to I-205 bike path; north to rejoin trail at intersection with I-205 bike path. Green Route Detour Map
The Purple Route: The trail segment closure from SE 128 Ave to Jenne Rd is scheduled June 30-July 23.
- Exit trail at SE 128 Ave. Follow detour north to Holgate Blvd; east to SE 130 Ave; north to Cora; east to SE 132 Ave; north to Bush; east to SE 148 Ave; north to Powell Blvd; east to Naegeli; south to Powell Butte Pkwy; south to Circle Ave; east to rejoin trail at SE 174 Ave & Jenne Rd. Purple Route Detour Map
Some of these detours look pretty crazy -- especially the ones further out east. If you ride one of them, please let us know how the detours work out for you. I know the City would love to hear your feedback.
Check out the Springwater Trail Repaving Project website for more information.
And in related news... The Springwater is set for another closure next summer when a project to enhance and improve the 170-acre Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge could close the trail for up to four months.