The Drive has been telling motorists who use West River Parkway about the closure between 26th and 29th Aveunes due to last summer's mudslide. Starting Wednesday, the closure will be extended to south of the Franklin Avenue bridge.
With the new closure, motorists and trail users are being rerouted from West River Parkway up to Franklin on the south ramp, along Franklin Avenue to Riverside Avenue to 21st Avenue to 4th Street and back to West River Parkway.
The detour will be in place for the next couple weeks as workers begin a rehabilitation project on the Franklin Avenue Bridge. The work will begin on the west side of the bridge and progress east during the summer.
The work this summer includes removing and replacing below-deck concrete and constructing pre-cast segments that will become the new bridge deck driving surface. The county says traffic impacts on Franklin could include periodic lane closures, but the bridge will remain open.