Work will start soon on safety improvements to the Row River Trail in Cottage Grove. The project started in 2011 after South Lane County School Board Member Michelle Portman was fatally hit by a truck while biking the path.
Portman was the 2nd bicyclist killed where the trail crosses Row River Road. Lydia McKinney is Lane County Transportation Manager. She says finding grant funding was essential since the county's road fund is lacking.
McKinney: "We were very fortunate to receive a grant from the Federal Lands Access Program."