Starting this summer, the South Bank Path will close for up to two years to allow for construction of the Downtown Riverfront site. The closure will be 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 the work is complete, people will be able to enjoy a new path through the redeveloped Downtown Riverfront 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 Avenue and Hilyard will be closed during parts of 2019 and 2020. Crews will be preparing for and building the road and access for the southern portion of the Riverfront redevelopment.
People are encouraged to use the Frohnmayer and DeFazio bridges to detour north through Alton Baker Park. Construction is expected to be completed by Spring of 2021.