A section of the popular Springwater Corridor multi-use trail has closed for multiple major upgrades.

A half-mile stretch of the Springwater Corridor near the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge has now closed to all bicyclists and pedestrians. The closure began at 7 a.m. Monday and will end on October 31, according to the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.

During the four-month long project, contractors will replace an undersized culvert in an effort to bring salmon back to the refuge and restore habitat for about 175 wildlife species.

The trail will be open to the refuge during the project, but it will be closed as a through route.

Bicyclists and pedestrians who normally use the trail along the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge are asked to find another route, such as the Willamette Greenway Trail on the west side of the Willamette River, or the new Southeast 19th Avenue Greenway connecting to the 17th Avenue Bike Lane on the east side.

For more information about the project, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/76508

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