A heavily-used section of Riverside Park will be closed for weeks starting this coming Monday to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, according to the Parks Department.
Cherry Walk will be closed from 100th to 125th Street starting on Sept. 28, the Parks Department said in a statement.
“To accommodate pedestrians and cyclists, Parks will post signs at related path entrances, south and north of the greenway, notifying them of the detour path. Visitors will be directed to exit the greenway at 100th St. to access alternative paths and local streets. Cyclists may re-enter the greenway at West 153rd Street and Riverside Drive via the Herman “Denny” Farrell Pedestrian Bridge. Pedestrians may re-enter via steps at Tiemann Place that connect Riverside Drive to St. Clair Place.
The Cherry Walk is slated for necessary safety and infrastructure work as part of a $1.5 million FEMA-funded reconstruction to address damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in Riverside and Fort Washington parks. The project will restore the vulnerable shoreline and repave the path, providing a safer and smoother biking experience.”
Streetsblog reports that the closure is expected to last about three weeks. The site notes that the detours may leave cyclists on streets that have no protected bike lanes.