View Full Version : Springwater repaving detour scheduling

06-18-2010, 12:34 PM
The city put out a schedule of segment closures for the Springwater corridor that was summarized pretty well by the Oregonian: http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/06/muddy_detour_greets_springwate.html
With the rain and weather they are clearly off schedule. Johnson Creek stretch is still totally torn up as of Wednesday - the day they were to be done and moving east.
I put a call into the city asking for a revised schedule, but haven't heard back.
Anyone else know theri revised and/or realistic repaving schedule?

06-27-2010, 06:37 AM
i talked to a paving contractor on thursday the 24th as they were finishing up paving the last section of the trail @ 3 bridges. someone from the portland parks dept was there also, but busy on the cell phone, i hadn't slept in over 24hrs so i wasn't bout to stick around and wait to talk to her. he said if he was a guessing man it would be another 2 weeks! the trail is now paved, but has no shoulders and most barricades are still up as of saturday the 26th but i was able to get around them with my mt bike.

if anyone has anymore info, or better info please let us know. last i checked portland parks website and the twitter account for the project hadn't been updated last i checked on wednsday. time to fight allergies some more.

06-30-2010, 01:49 PM
checked the portland parks website today. they are now saying earliest the trail will be open is july 9! can't wait for it to be done either.

07-09-2010, 06:03 AM
I just rode it and luckily the only part open by me was the part I needed... it was closed west of linwood and east of the I205 path... whew!

people were still filtering through the fence at the I205 closure so it was probably open at least to some of the connecting streets down there...

also, there was a mystery pile of gravel on the east side of 92nd yesterday... not sure what that was about but there were a lot of bicycle tire tracks over it and there were no closure signs...

07-15-2010, 02:05 PM
As of yesterday the fences have been moved aside to open the full stretch from SE Flavel, through Johnson Creek Park and into Sellwood.
Closed east of 92nd.
Stretch from 92nd to Flavel is next, but open for now.

07-16-2010, 11:58 AM
I just saw them surveying the open path on the west side of Linwood and Johnson Creek this morning on my commute in... looks really nice... I can't wait until they fix the part between Linwood and Bell, it's SO bumpy...

also, the pavement was torn up east of the I-205 path on Tuesday... not sure how far they've got since then... I'll try to remember to go by there on my way home to see if they've started laying pavement... would be nice to have that short stretch of it open for the Sunday Parkways this weekend...

07-20-2010, 12:03 PM
looking from the MAX this morning I saw the part east of the I-205 path had been freshly paved... not sure how far out they are...

07-21-2010, 09:33 AM
Yeah, this morning the fences were pulled off to the side @ the 205 bike path and it was clear from the path to 92nd and looked clear east as far as I could see. I suspect there's still some fine tuning like painting, but either the crews or the urban cowboys have opened the path back up

07-21-2010, 10:28 AM
yesterday evening there was a fence up on the west side of the johnson creek/harney/45th area... there were people coming and going around it so I don't know how far before the path was actually tore up... I decided not to go around and see and to just climb 45th for some stupid reason instead and cut through eastmoreland to bybee and then milwaukie north into town...

Bent Bloke
07-21-2010, 10:49 AM
The section from I-205 to 128th was open on Sunday afternoon. Too bad they dropped the second loop for East Portland Sunday Parkways -- looks like the path was open anyways.

There is still the section from 128th to 174th/Jenne Rd. that has yet to be paved. That's the last section scheduled for repaving.

07-22-2010, 10:20 AM
Spiffy - you can go around the one fence and its clear sailing from there

07-30-2010, 06:42 AM
Anybody know if the path east from Johnson Creek trailhead is open yet? When I rode on Sunday, there were still barriers up at each intersection--some sewer stuff, I think. Has this been taken care of?

Jean M.

07-30-2010, 11:01 AM
Amazing how difficult it is to get current updates/status on metro area bike routes. I spent a bit of time this morning surfing the web looking for Springwater and Willamette bike way status with no results. BTA, PBOT, this forum, nothing available. So I'm off to do a little on-the-ground reconnaissance.... stay tuned, details before 11:00PM.

07-30-2010, 03:15 PM
Spring Water status... Just got back. Open from Sellwod to I-205 except for one gate at 92nd but you can easily go around it. Spoke to someone heading west who had just rode closed section from SE 128th to I-205 she said their were barriers but nothing you could not get around. Signs said to use SE Harold as a detour. What ever happened to reported summer closure of Willamete river bikeway from OMSI to Sellwood? Did not see anything there and bike path was open.

08-02-2010, 02:30 PM
At 92nd they've dug a deep ~2' wide groove across the asphalt. There are metal structures in there for something. Doesn't look like it has potential for something electrical. maybe a gate or signage of some kind? But, you're right, easy to get around. If you are riding in the dark, don't try to go straight through over the crunched down fence or you'll drop into a hole

08-03-2010, 05:52 AM
I just went by that 2' wide groove yesterday evening and it's now full of cement... yeah, looks like a gate or maybe a fancy archway... with a removable square post in the middle...

fence is still across it, and also still across at I-205, but you can get around both...

friend I was with went "woohoo, off-roading!" as we went around... but she was a little too happy to be riding since I had just fixed her chain......

people were going around the I-205 fence when we turned up the path there...

at least that 92nd to I-205 stretch is no longer throwing tar rocks at me...

08-03-2010, 12:35 PM
Amazing how difficult it is to get current updates/status on metro area bike routes.

This is indeed pathetic.
For all the talk of this town being bike friendly we have to run to construction areas and bridge closings with no warnings and no detours almost as if we are not traffic.

Why isn't PBOT and ODOT on this?
This sort of info should be available from the the TripCheck (http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?curRegion=16&mainNav=RoadConditions) portion of the ODOT website and be mirrored on the PBOT website.

And anytime there is a change to the cycling system to the Portland metro an automatic message is posted to an alerts/status page, maybe even use Twitter to shoot this info to those who would choose to follow their road status.