Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail Closure - Southbound Detour at Lakeview Ave

CALTRANS SR-91 Santa Ana River Bridge Construction - Southbound Detour of Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail  between S. Lakeview Ave and N. Tustin Ave until October 2015


During construction, the Santa Ana River Bridge will be widened and retaining walls will be installed from east of the connector to Tustin Avenue. The southbound SART - Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail will be closed. Detour signs will be posted for bicyclists to use Lakeview Avenue to Riverdale Avenue to Tustin Avenue as an alternate route. Tustin and Lakeview Avenues do not have a dedicated bike lane, but Riverdale Avenue does. 



SART Southbound Detour between S. Lakeview Ave and N. Tustin Ave until October 2015. The SART Southbound Detour routes bicyclists onto Lakeview Ave southbound to East Riverdale Ave westward to Tustin Ave northbound. See SART Southbound Detour pictures below.

Northbound Detour between N. Tustin Ave and S. Lakeview Ave

Southbound Approaching Lakeview Ave. When continue under the Lakeview Ave Bridge bicyclists will encounter a gate with the SART Closure at Riverdale Park entrance.


SART at Tustin Ave

At Lakeview Ave, heading south toward Riverdale Park.


Sart detour at Tustin Ave

At Riverdale Park and Santa Ana River Trail, bicyclists encounter the SART closure. Here bicyclists have two options: 1) Turn around and follow the detour signs that exit onto Lakeview Aver; or 2) open the park gate and bicycle through Riverdale Park to East Rvierdale Ave. The safest and best option is to bicycle through Riverdale Park.


tustin ave and Riverdale Ave intersection

If bicyclists follow the southbound detour signs, exit onto Lakeview Ave. Turn Right onto Lakeview. It is best to stay on the sidewalk. Traffic is congested on Lakeview and cars are driving fast. There is no bike lane on Lakeview Ave.


Riverdale Ave SR-91 overpass

Ride the sidewalk to the Lakeview Ave and East Riverdale Ave intersection. Use caution at the Kaiser Permanente parking lot entrance. 


east riverdale ave

At the intersection of Lakeview and Riverdale, keep on the sidewalk and turn right onto East Riverdale Ave.


east riverdale ave at south lakeview ave

 East Riverdale has a bike lane. Exit the sidewalk onto the Riversdale Ave Bike Lane using the Kasier Permanente parking lot entrance. Use caution when exiting onto the bike lane.


riverdale and lakeview intersection

East Riverdale ave heading southbound. Detour signs are posted. Ride single file. Bike lane is narrow.


sart enterance lakeview ave

If bicyclists used option 2 riding through Riverdale Park, you can use the park driveway entrance to exit onto the East Riverdale Ave bike lane. Riverdale Park has bathrooms and drinking fountain.


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Ride south on East Riverdale Ave. Bicyclists will encounter Stop sign at Deerfield St. Please make a full stop at the stop sign and use courtesy.


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

Continuing  southbound on East Riverdale Ave, there is a traffic light at Finch Street.  Use caution crossing the intersection. If bicyclists get a red light, make a full stop.


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

Continuing southbound to come to the SR-91 overpass. On your right hand side is the OHL Construction Site entrance. Watch for trucks and vehicles. Loose gravel and rock in bike lane.


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

Do not take the dirt road into the OHL construction site. Bicyclists can not enter the Santa Ana River Trail.


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

OHL construction site is restricted. Do not enter..


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

View of the SR-91 Santa Ana River Bridge construction at the Rivverdale Ave SR-91 overpass


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

After bicyclists cross over the SR-91 overpass, you go downhill toward Tustin Ave. There is no bike lane. USE CAUTION. This is a very dangerous intersection. CARS ARE DRIVING FAST. 


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

The Riverdale and Tustin Ave intersection is very dangerous. The detour signs are not clearly marked. You need to make a right turn onto Tustin Ave northbound. The right turn lane the cars use is dangerous. For the best safety, stop and lift your bicycle onto the sidewalk before the intersection and make your right hand turn using the sidewalk, not the road.


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

Riverdale and Tustin ave Intersection. A VERY BAD Intersection for bicyclists. Ignore the detour signs posted at the Chevron Station. DO NOT CROSS INTERSECTION. Make right hand turn onto Tustin Ave northbound using sidewalk.


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

When bicyclists make the right hand turn onto Tustin Ave use the sidewalk. There is no bike lane on Tustin Ave.


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

Continue northbound on Tustin Ave using the sidewalk to the Santa Ana River Bicycle  Trail entrance. Turn right at the fence onto the SART.


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

After bicyclists turn onto the SART, you will need to loop around under the Tustin Ave bridge to continue Southbound on the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail heading toward Huntington Beach..


santa ana river biycle trail northbound at lakeview

Loop under the Tustin Ave bridge, now bicyclists are heading southbound on the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail toward Huntington Beach.




Read Caltrans Details here: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist12/alerts/SR-91_Fact%20Sheet_Lane%20Extension_Reconstruction.pdf


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Northbound SART Detour Tustin Ave to Lakeview and photos




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