River levee work forces temporary closure of Marine Drive path

A portion of the popular Marine Drive bike path near the Portland airport is closed for a construction project. According to the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Multnomah County is working on a Columbia River levee maintenance project and the path is closed about 2.5 miles east of NE 33rd Drive and about 700 feet west of I-205.

Here’s more from PBOT:

“Bicyclists should also be aware that this work has created some restraints on the shoulder of Marine Drive from NE 42nd Avenue to NE 172nd Avenue where the Drainage District has installed jersey barriers to discourage parking.

We recommend bicyclists exercise extreme caution.”

PBOT adds that a “bike turnaround” area is signed 3,350 feet west of I-205. According to The Oregonian, a representative from the Multnomah County Drainage District says the path could be re-opened as early as tomorrow.

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