Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on September 8th, 2010 at 1:31 pm
that will close Leif Erikson
Road for four weeks.
(Photo: Portland Parks & Rec)
Portland Parks & Recreation has released details of a closure to Leif Erikson Road in Forest Park that begins this coming Monday (9/13) and is estimated to last four weeks.
Heavy rains back in June caused a landslide that resulted a part of the popular road to fall down the hillside. Parks had already planned to replace a culvert in that area so now the plan is to bring in the heavy equipment and get the job done. Unfortunately, in order to bring in their heavy equipment and trucks, the entire trail will be closed temporarily from Milepost 7 to Milepost 11 (at NW Germantown Road) to all users.
This is unfortunate timing given that it’s cyclocross season. Parks is aware of the popularity of Leif Erikson and they made a point in a statement to say, “The City’s contractor may also work seven days a week to finish the repairs as quickly as possible.”
I’ve pasted a map of the closure below (download PDF here):
The project will replace the existing culvert, stabilize the hillside, and rebuild a section of the roadway. The many trails that intersect Leif Erikson will remain open during the project, but users should exercise caution when crossing the road.