- Construct a 5.5-mile paved, multi-use path between Lava Lands Visitor Center, Benham Falls day use area and Sunriver.
- Install traffic and wayfinding signs along the path.
- Install gates and flashing lights at the railroad crossing on Benham Falls Road (FS Road 9702).
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Purpose and Need for the Project
Currently, there is not a safe, accessible way for pedestrians and bicyclists to travel between the Lava Lands Visitor Center, Benham Falls and Sunriver. The path will create a new connection for bicyclists and pedestrians between the three tourist destinations and will build on the existing 35 miles of paved trails within the community of Sunriver.
Visitors will have the option to avoid driving to access these destinations and a new opportunity will be created to see the National Volcanic Monument from a different perspective. The path will create an accessible recreation opportunity that will allow people of all abilities to explore their National Monument.
Key Dates and Project Funding
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The total project cost is $2.3 million and is being funded by the Public Lands Highways Discretionary Program and ODOT Rail Safety Program.