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Detours on the Parkway

July 29, 2014 By: John Blue Category: Parkway Updates

South Howe detour (Image courtesy Army Corps of Engineers)

South Howe detour (Click to enlarge. Image courtesy Army Corps of Engineers)

If you’ve been on the parkway trail near Howe Avenue and Sac State, you’ll have noticed there are a couple of detours in place that you’ll need to work around.

On the south side of the river (Sac State side), there is a short detour around the bridge at Howe Avenue. You cannot pass underneath Howe Avenue along the river, but must go around on a slightly sketchy gravel trail along La Riviera Drive. (See map. For pedestrians, this is no big deal. For bicyclists, I understand it is annoying.)

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, this project will  “close a 200-foot gap in the existing cutoff wall located on the south bank of the American River at the Howe Avenue bridge. In addition, crews will install a blanket of low-permeability material on the waterside slope to reduce erosion, and will raise a 175-foot-long section of the existing levee upstream of Howe Avenue by an average of one foot.”


American River Parkway Ramp Closures

July 16, 2013 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Parkway Updates

Parkway at Watt (SRN photo)

Parkway at Watt (SRN photo)

Due to a levee improvement project, runners, walkers and bicyclists wishing to access the American River Parkway from Watt Avenue and American River Drive will find the way obstructed nightly after 6 PM beginning Monday, July 8th through Friday, July 12th, and again Monday, July 22 through Thursday, August 8th.

Additionally, there will be full day closures will beginning Friday, August 9th and continuing for five weeks through Wednesday, September 11.

Ramp closures will also affect access for those wishing to cross the Watt Bridge from the south side–to get to the north bank of the Parkway trail–using the pedestrian/bicycle bridge lanes.


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