BEND – Beginning this Thursday, construction work associated with the City of Bend Waterline Replacement Project will temporarily close recreation facilities in the Skyliner area, west of Bend near Tumalo Falls.
On Thursday, March 6, 2014 the Skyliner Ski Hill parking lot and Skyliner trailhead temporarily will be closed. The parking lot provides access to Tumalo Creek trail (#25); Tumalo Ridge trail (#25.2); and Skyliner trail (#28). The parking lot will be used as a turn-around for pipe and gravel trucks working on the waterline replacement project.
Temporary parking and a connecting link to the Tumalo Creek trail will be provided and signed on the south side of Skyliners Road between the parking lot and the entrance road to Skyliners Lodge.
The Skyliner Ski Hill parking lot and Skyliner Trailhead are expected to reopen in April or May as soon as construction moves east past the Skyliner subdivision area, which will allow another turn-around to be used. The public will be notified when the facilities reopen.