South Bank Path closes for environmental cleanup

Anyone trying to access the area is encouraged to detour north through Alton Baker Park.

Posted: Sep 16, 2019 6:58 AM
Updated: Sep 16, 2019 10:34 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Beginning Monday a section of the South Bank Path will be closed for six weeks to allow for an environmental cleanup project.

The project is taking place at the site of a former manufactured gas plant near the old steam plant building.

The section that will be closed is the East 8th Avenue and Hilyard Street path access point east to the Dave and Lynn Frohnmayer Bridge.

This path closure is also part of the closure that started back in July to allow for downtown riverfront construction.

According to the Eugene Water & Electric Board, there will be no path access between the DeFazio and Frohnmayer bridges through October.

Both bridges will remain open during the projects.

Those trying to access the area are encouraged to detour north through Alton Baker Park.

The environmental cleanup is funded through a partnership between EWEB, Cascade Natural Gas and PacifiCorp.

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