Harper Bridge parking improvements

On March 13, a majority of the Board of Commissioners voted to give Road Department staff approval to move forward with implementing parking improvements on Spring River Road.

The project will involve widening the road to create more space so that cars can safely park without occupying the adjacent travel lanes. It will also provide an additional buffer for pedestrians by placing a bike lane in between parking spaces and travel lanes. We expect construction to begin in May and be finished in early July.

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Harper Bridge

For decades, South County’s Harper Bridge river access has been a popular destination for locals and visitors to access and float the Deschutes River. Its popularity, combined with a lack of formal established parking, has caused traffic congestion and parking issues on Spring River Road and has created concern over pedestrian safety, degradation of the riverbank and trespassing on nearby private property. The Board of Commissioners is currently discussing proposed improvements for the Harper Bridge site.

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