Closures, detours begin at Washington Park

Big closures, detours begin at Washington Park

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The new signs are up in Washington Park.

All 130 of them.

The traffic signs direct drivers, pedestrians and cyclists where to go and where not to go during a major park renovation project that is now underway.

Portland Water Bureau crews will be putting in a new underground reservoir that will supply drinking water to Portland's west side.
To do the work, the city is making big changes to the park.

In addition to cutting down more than 200 trees, it has shut down two main roads in the park and re-routed others.

The closures will eliminate one of the main roads used to exit the rose garden area, as well as the east entrance to the park.

The children's playground is still open, but you will have to walk to it.

And then there's the parking spots. 221 parking spots, to be exact, will be eliminated.

"A lot of parking spaces will be lost throughout the project so we're asking people to look into their public transit options," explained Jaymee Cuti with the Portland Water Bureau.

The road closures will last for 18 months.

The entire $190 million project will last for nearly eight years.


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