The roof on the east tower of the University Bridge is leaking. There’s also a water pipe that needs replacing. And, unfortunately, the city needs to close the northbound bike lane in order to make these repairs.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday and last two or three weeks, depending on the weather.
The good news is that the sidewalk will remain open, and work will only be conducted mid-day to avoid most of the commute rush. But the sidewalk is very skinny and pretty busy already, so be prepared to walk your bike if needed.
You can bike in the general purpose lane, but we do not recommend it. Especially when it is wet, the metal grate surface can be extremely slippery.
The closure will only affect the south section between the tower and Fuhrman Ave E. But there is a knee-high cement barrier between the sidewalk and the bike lane, so you’ll either have to stay on the sidewalk all the way or lift your bike over the barrier. For many of you, that’s not a big deal, but it might not be option for people with cargo/family bikes. Well, unless you want to practice your Disaster Relief Trials skills…