Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 8th, 2010 at 8:41 am
As part of their federal stimulus funded project to install overhead lighting on the I-205 non-motorized corridor, ODOT is planning to close sections of the of the popular biking thoroughfare from October 18th through early-mid January. See the press release below for details and stay tuned to ODOT's I-205 website for updates:
Portions of I-205 path to temporarily close
Path users can expect detours between Clackamas and Gladstone during construction
As part of a project to install overhead lighting on the I-205 Multi-Use Path, contractor Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. will temporarily close portions of the path between Clackamas and Gladstone beginning next week.
On Monday, Oct. 18, the contractor plans to close the I-205 Multi-Use Path between SE 82nd Drive in Gladstone and SE Strawberry Lane in Clackamas. Upon completion of this segment, the contractor will close the path between SE Strawberry Lane and SE McKinley Avenue in Clackamas. Signs will direct path users to SE 82nd Drive as an alternate route during these closures.
ODOT anticipates that the contractor will complete and re-open these two segments by early mid-January. Subsequently, the contractor will install lighting on a third segment between SE Ambler Road and SE Sunnyside Road in Clackamas. This work will not require a closure of the path, but path users can expect traffic control and some delays.
This work will complete a nearly $4 million project to install overhead lighting on the I-205 Multi-Use Path from SE Foster Road in Portland to SE 82nd Drive in Gladstone -- the only portion of the path that lacked lighting.
Last November, ODOT and TriMet celebrated the completion of the first portion of lighting (from Lents to Clackamas Town Center), which has increased visibility, access and safety through several neighborhoods along this major bike and pedestrian path. The project is funded with federal stimulus money through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.