Bike trail to be improved

CERRITOS - A $2.5 million project to rehabilitate portions of the San Gabriel River bike path in Cerritos and Lakewood will continue, Supervisor Don Knabe announced last week.Reconstructing the trail will eliminate sharp turns and improve the sight distance, making the path safer for bike riders, Knabe said. The project's first phase was completed February of last year, which including realigning and reconstructing 350 feet of the trail at Del Amo Boulevard in Cerritos. The second phase has not begun yet. It involves the reconstruction of 460 feet just south of Del Amo. An existing reclamation water line and street lights will also be relocated, and trail signage, yellow centerline striping and pavement markings will be installed. The third phase will see the reconstruction of approximately one mile of trail and the widening of the existing bike trail from 10 feet to 12 feet from Del Amo Boulevard to Carson Street in Lakewood. Lastly, 125 feet of path at 183rd Street in Cerritos will be reconstructed. A new access ramp will also be built on the north side of 183rd Street. The total project cost is more than $2.5 million, which will be paid in Fourth District Capital Improvement funds. "It is important that the bike paths along our riverbeds are safe," Knabe said. "The improvements will enhance the safety and increase enjoyment of the numerous residents and visitors who use the San Gabriel River Bike Trail."

********** Published: April 30, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 2