A note for all bridges…
U.S. 97 will be closed for six weeks when the bridge over Lakeport Blvd. and UPRR is replaced. There will be two separate detour routes, one for passenger vehicles and one for trucks and oversized loads.
During the closure, passenger vehicles will be redirected as follows:
Northbound Passenger Detour Route -- U.S. 97 to Nevada St. to Biehn St. to Crater Lake Parkway to U.S. 97.
Southbound Passenger Detour Route -- U.S. 97 to Crater Lake Parkway to Biehn St. to Nevada St. to U.S. 97
CONGER AVE.DETOUR – Closure of Conger Ave is required for contractor to access bridge columns and foundations under US97. The closure is anticipated to be approximately 1 year Spring 2022 – Spring-2023.
US97 over UPRR and LAKEPORT BLVD. – Closure of Lakeport Blvd for approximately 2 weeks in Summer of 2023. There will most likely be two 1-week closures. The closures are needed to allow the construction contractor to remove existing bridge and place bridge beams for new bridge.
U.S. 97 OVER LINK RIVER MAIN ST. EXIT DETOUR -- Closure of US97 SB off ramp to Main Street will be closed for approximately 2 weeks Spring/Summer 2022. The closure is required for bridge repairs impacting traffic at the US 97 SB off ramp.
VETERAN PARK ENTRANCE DETOUR – Closure of the west entrance into Veteran’s Park for approximately 3 ½ years, Spring 2022 to Fall 2025. The closure allows the construction contractor access to the bridge by way of the Link River.
The construction contractor will use the east and west banks of the Link River to access the Link River Bridge piers and foundations. Temporary work bridges will be constructed from the bank of the Link River to allow the contractor access to work areas. For safety reasons the trail will be detoured around the contractors work area for approximately 3 ½ years, Spring 2022 – Summer 2025. Alternate parking during this time will be provided at Veteran’s Park or the Klamath Visitor Center located at 205 Riverside Dr.
WINGWATCHERS TRAIL CLOSED – The trail will be required to be closed for approximately one year, sometime during 2023 or 2024. The trail will be required to be closed for approximately one year, sometime during 2023 or 2024. Alternate parking during this time will be provided at Veteran's Park or the Klamath Visitor Center located at 205 Riverside Dr.