Starting today, October 5, the Colorado Avenue Bridge will be closed to traffic for the next six weeks, through November 17. It’s part of an extension to the Deschutes River Trail system that’s been underway, along with the new Whitewater Park project, and a new sewer line is going in as well.
To improve the safety for trail users, the project includes a new 14-foot wide pedestrian undercrossing tunnel at Colorado Avenue.
A portion of the City of Bend’s Colorado Lift Station sewer line project also requires work at the bridge. The City’s work during this period will also include construction of the sewer line crossing on the bridge, and underground sewer lines and associated pavement restoration east of the bridge to Wall Street.
For additional project information:
The Bulletin also has an article detailing the work and the sewer line project.