Trolley Trail groundbreaking ceremony set for Tuesday

As we shared a month ago, Clackamas County is set to break ground on an exciting new six mile bike/walk trail from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone. The press release below has details on the groundbreaking ceremony slated for Tuesday, March 22nd:

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District sets Trolley Trail groundbreaking ceremony for March 22
North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District, Clackamas County and other partners are working to build the future Trolley Trail. The groundbreaking will be Tuesday, March 22, at Stringfield Family Park, 3614 SE Naef Road, the trail’s main trailhead.

The Trolley Trail is about six miles of bike and pedestrian trail that connects neighborhoods from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone and beyond. The trail, beginning construction now, will follow the historic streetcar right of way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968.

Elting Northwest of Gladstone was selected as the general contractor. Construction is expected to be completed by late fall.

The trail will be constructed to the approved final design and the only changes anticipated are those that may come about once construction begins and the conditions on the ground.    

The project is currently anticipated to take about nine months to build. It is expected that the contractor will build the trail in segments. The exact sequencing is not available yet but will be shared when details are known. NCPRD will be working to provide timely construction updates to the community and interested parties as possible during the course of the project.

Construction is a dynamic process and by its nature disruptive. There may be trail closures and street detours during the course of the work.   

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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13 years ago

My first reaction is that I’d rather see that valuable real estate used again as a street car line.