A bicyclist heads east along the American River bike trail Monday evening between mile markers three and four. SacDOT and the Regional Parks Department are working on trail improvements in this area all week. The work includes repairing cracks, overlay of new asphalt, repairs to the trail shoulder and restriping. Signs along the trail warn users to expect delays or a detour between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The American River bike trail is getting some much needed cleaning and repairs this year. Last weekend, the trail received a brisk cleaning as part of the annual clean up by the American River Parkway Foundation, according to an article by Tony Bizjak in today’s Sacramento Bee. Volunteers gathered up about seven tons of trash, Bizjak reported.
But, that’s not all, “The state parks department has won a $423,000 federal grant to to repave 3.5 miles of trail between Beals Point and Lake Natoma,” Bizjak reported. The much-needed trail repairs for this section will begin next spring.
Those repairs, combined with the ongoing trail repairs currently taking place in seven locations along the trail as part of “Measure A” will cause some delays and detours for cyclists, but should be well worth the inconvenience.
To see a map of the American River Parkway Projects for 2012, click here.