Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on September 7th, 2018 at 3:54 pm
TriMet has just announced a temporary closure of the Springwater Corridor path:
TriMet and PGE have two upcoming improvement projects along the Springwater Corridor Trail that will require the temporary closure of a section of the trail, a Portland Parks & Recreation facility. For their safety, bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured off the trail beginning Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 28. Trail users are encouraged to use SE Johnson Creek Boulevard and SE Tacoma Street between SE 45th Avenue and TriMet’s SE Tacoma/Johnson Creek MAX Station while the closure is in effect.
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The closure will allow TriMet to improve access from the Springwater to their SE Tacoma/Johnson Creek MAX station. Plans call for a new stairway between the two that will be completed by the end of this year (although the path will only be closed through September 28th).
For their part, PGE will replace 12 utility poles that will be a big upgrade to power reliability and future-proofing energy supply for adjacent neighborhoods.
The two agencies have coordinated the 11-day closure to avoid having two separate disruptions to path traffic.
This closure will be added to the headaches of Springwater users who are already dealing with a major, four-month closure of the path closer to downtown Portland due to the Oaks Bottom Enhancement Project.
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