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TriMet project at Gateway Transit Center will impact bicycle access to I-205 path

Posted by on November 11th, 2014 at 11:34 am

A project to upgrade a rail crossing at the south end of the Gateway Transit Center will close bicycle access to the I-205 path from November 16th through the 26th. See more info from TriMet below:

TriMet will be making improvements to a rail crossing at Gateway Transit Center November 16 and November 23, 2014. The work will provide a smoother ride for MAX and bus riders, as well as create an improved crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists, but it will require a one-day disruption for MAX trains on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Crews will replace rubber panels with a more durable concrete structure. The improvements will cost about $261,000 and are part of TriMet’s ongoing investments to ensure our system remains safe and efficient for years to come.
Sunday, Nov. 16 through Wednesday, Nov. 26, access to and from the I-205 multi-use path at NE Pacific Street will be closed. Signs will direct pedestrians and bicyclists to the NE Multnomah Street access path. Please walk bikes in the transit center.

We will be placing detour signs for those on bicycle and walking/rolling to use the northern crossing during this time (that lines up with NE Multnomah) and try to catch riders closer to the NE 99th Ave and NE Pacific intersection, to encourage them to use the northern crossing. If riders come further west on NE Pacific, towards the crossing, they will be directed to walk their bikes northward through the Transit Center to use the northern crossing.

We know that this will be a inconvenience to some riders, but the northern crossing of the tracks (that lines up with NE Multnomah) will remain open to access the I-205 path.

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I had to reread it a few times to make sure that the path itself won’t be closed at all…

only the southern crossing from the transit center to the path will be closed… the northern crossing will be open for access to the path…

I’m thankful that they’re making changes… since they put up the fence that southern crossing has been a real pain to navigate…

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this would have been less confusing:

A project to upgrade a rail crossing will close bicycle access from the south end of the Gateway Transit Center to the I-205 path from November 16th through the 26th. The path itself will not be affected. See more info from TriMet below: