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Public meeting to discuss safely crossing Highway 101 in Honeyman State Park

May 20, 2015

Florence, OR--Providing safe pedestrian crossing of Highway 101 in Honeyman State Park will be among the topics discussed at a public meeting set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. on May 27 at the Siuslaw Public Library Bromey Room, 1460 9th St., Florence.

Highway 101 bisects the park, with trails on both sides of the highway and a pedestrian overpass connecting them. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department recently reviewed the status of an unofficial trail that hikers and runners use to cross the highway at grade. Officials are expanding their review to cover the entire trail system and how best to connect the two sides of the park, taking into consideration the pedestrian overpass that opened in 2005.

The meeting will be an opportunity for trail users to share ideas on safely crossing the highway, best routes, trailheads, destinations and recreation needs. Comments will be used to update and refine the preliminary concepts laid out for the trail system in the 2009 master plan.

The public is also invited to comment online at honeymanstatepark.com; by email at jaime.english@oregon.gov; by phone at 503-986-0723; or by mailing written comments to Jaime English, OPRD, 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C, Salem, OR 97301.