The greenway sections from Oak Street to South Valley View (Ashland section) and Suncrest Road to Lynn Newbry are now open. This leaves the section between Lynn Newbry and Wrangler’s Arena as the only remaining closed portion of the greenway.
Regular maintenance activities are focused on the 30' trail corridor.
Lighting Feasibility Study
Incorporating lighting on some sections of the trails has been identified by both trail managers and trail users as a desired safety amenity. A lot of review needs to take place in consideration of incorporating lighting including environmental and community concerns as well as costs of installation, power, and ongoing maintenance and operations. The study will incorporate public input and will analyze opportunities and constraints in consideration of lighting on the Bear Creek Greenway.
Maintaining the asphalt on the trail includes fog sealing to protect and prolong the life of the asphalt.
Many sections of trail that were damaged by root heaving were identified and mapped for repair.
Wranglers Arena Lighting
Lighting was installed in Wranglers Arena.
All of the bridges along the Bear Creek Greenway were inspected by an engineer in the summer of 2015.
Northridge Terrace to South Stage Road
The bumpy section of trail between Phoenix and Medford was replaced with smooth new concrete.
Talent/Ashland Waterline Project
Contractors worked on the Talent/Ashland waterline project in the area in front of Wrangler’s Arena (the gravel parking lot on Hwy 99 near the intersection of Talent Ave just north of Ashland) and along the trail in the area.
Pine to Upton - Bear Creek Greenway Expo Project
Jackson County, with help from the Bear Creek Greenway Foundation and an ODOT Transportation Enhancement grant, worked to fill the gap and build the 1.4-mile segment of trail between Pine Street and Upton Road through the Expo. In the fall of 2013, the contractor constructed walls along the ponds, necessary to make room for the trail along Peninger. The Expo Trail was completed mid 2014.