Starting in mid-June, construction crews will close portions of the South Bank Path for two years, between the Peter DeFazio (near the EWEB fountain) and Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer (formerly the Autzen Bridge) bridges.
Crews will remove and replace the path as part of the Downtown Riverfront project, including a new park and other infrastructure improvements. Once that work is complete, people will be able to enjoy a new path through the park.
Closing the path will give crews space to safely work, as large construction equipment will be moving through the area.
Access to the path from 8th and Hilyard will also be closed during parts of 2019 and 2020. Crews will be preparing for and building a roundabout near the path. People are encouraged to use the DeFazio and Frohnmayer bridges to detour north through Alton Baker Park around the closure. There will also be a detour through downtown Eugene, which will be signed, however the route is still being finalized.