This project will perform maintenance repairs on the popular Fern Ridge Path (immediately west of Garfield Street). The path in this location is failing and has been patched numerous times. At this point, the best solution is to rebuild this small segment of path so that failure points can be strengthened and to provide a smooth, universally accessible pavement surface. Lighting will also be replaced in this short segment. Repairs will be funded by the voter-approved Pavement Bond Measure.
Replacement of this heavily cracked portion of the Fern Ridge Path between access points on 13th Avenue and 14th Avenue. Overhead lights that have been damaged will also be replaced. A new concrete surface will be constructed with a solid yellow centerline around the blind curve that starts near Arthur Street.
A detour for Fern Ridge Path users will be signed during construction (see Image FR-1).
Image FR-1: Fern Ridge Repair Detour
Construction is scheduled for late 2022.
Fern Ridge Path Lighting
This project will add overhead lighting to the sections Fern Ridge Path that do not currently have lighting. This includes segments of the Fern Ridge Path between City View Street and Bailey Hill Road. Repairs will be funded by the voter-approved Pavement Bond Measure and by the Parks and Open Space Bond.
Add overhead path lighting to the Fern Ridge Path where no lighting currently exists. This segment of Fern Ridge Path is the last segment that is without overhead lighting and, once completed, will add to the 7.2 miles of Fern Ridge Path that travels from the Lane County Fairgrounds to Meadowlark Prairie near Greenhill Road.
Lights will use a low color temperature so as not to disturb wildlife along the Amazon Creek. Shielding of overhead lighting will also reduce encroachment of the path lighting into vital natural habitats along the Amazon corridor.
Construction is scheduled for late spring of 2023.