Big Papio Trail in Omaha
I was just driving west on Dodge when I noticed that the Big Papio Trail is torn up just north of Dodge -- just north of the hotel/motel that is there.
Does anyone one know what's up with that?
Glenn in Omaha
It's part of the sewer separation project, if what I heard was correct.
It is torn up all the way from just behind the hotel to the park just to the north of Blondo (can't remember the name of the park), which is where I usually hop on.
I finally found this from the Oct. 19 Omaha World Herald:
"Sewer line work will close the Big Papio Trail for about a month, the City of Omaha's Public Works Department announced.
The trail will close for the installation of a new interceptor sewer on the east side of the Big Papio Creek from just north of West Dodge Road to just north of Blondo Street, beginning Monday.
A detour will be posted about four weeks after the construction begins, the city said."
Does anyone know if the detour is in place?
Glenn in Omaha
No, there surely isn't any detour.
The trails is closed just north of the hotel. I rode it Saturday and (heading north), I rode through the rear parking lots of the businesses to the north of the hotel and then hop on Papillon Parkway and take that to Blondo St. Papillon Parkway is torn up a bit as it winds between the apartment complexes, but not a big deal.
Once I got to Blondo, my apt is east, so I have no reason to continue north. I suppose you could cross Blondo and continue through the business park and eventually the trail will open again, but of course it ends shortly thereafter in Hefflinger Park, so there isn't really a point to going through all that.