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US 97 Gilchrist to Crescent Multi-Use Path

Current News
Reconstruction of the multi-use trail between Gilchrist and Crescent will begin the week of July 21.  Knife River is the contractor.  The work should be completed by the middle of August.  The trail will be closed during the reconstruction.  A copy of the construction notice sent to local residents can be found below.

Construction Notice

Project Description
Reconstruct the 1 mile paved, multi-use path between Gilchrist and Crescent

Information Paper                    Vicinity Map

Project Location
This multi-use path is located on the east side of U.S. 97 between Gilchrist and Crescent, Oregon (see vicinity map).

Purpose and Need

The trail provides a safe route for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between Gilchrist and Crescent.  The trail was constructed in the 1960’s and is showing signs of disrepair.  The surface is cracking and heaving, in part due to tree roots from nearby trees.  Standing water during large rain and snow events plague sections of the trail.  The existing trail is 8 feet wide and does not meet currently standards for multi-use trails.
ODOT plans to remove the old pavement, widen the paved portion of the trail to 10 feet with a 2 foot shoulder on each side, lay a gravel based that will raise the trail 3-6 inches, and then pave with 3 inches of asphalt.  Approximately 30-40 trees along the one mile trail will need to be removed in order to get the needed trail width.
Key dates and funding
Final Design ​2014
​Bid Opening ​June 2014
​Construction ​July-September 2014

The total project cost is $500 thousand and is being funded by Bike and Pedestrian fund.


​Name ​Title Telephone Number ​Email Address
Mike Redd​ ​Project Leader, ODOT ​541-883-5781 George.M.Redd@odot.state.or.us
​Butch Hansen ​Area Manager, ODOT ​541-883-5778 Norman.C.Hansen@odot.state.or.us
​Rex Holloway ​Community Liaison, ODOT ​541-388-6178 Rex.A.Holloway@odot.state.or.us