The Lincoln City Council recently approved an agreement between ODOT and the City of Lincoln City with an estimated value of $2.6 million. The agreement outlines the creation of a new paved path for bikes and pedestrians along the east side of Highway 101 running from West Devils Lake Road to the Neotsu Post Office.
It has taken five years to fully fund the project primarily from the Oregon Department of Transportation Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. It took additional contributions from the Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians of $350,000 and $30,000 from a City contingency fund to move the project forward.
The path will be designed by the City of Lincoln City. The City anticipates that it may take a couple of years to get through the design process, due to the small shoulder that exists along that portion of Hwy 101.