The City of Richland is proceeding with the construction phase of the Shoreline Stabilization project, located along the banks of the Columbia River in Howard Amon Park. As identified In the Shoreline Master Plan, this portion of the shoreline was determined in need of repair from years of natural erosion of the riverbank. This phase of the project will include approximately 120 feet of shoreline stabilization. Dirt, sand, and gravel will be redistributed to support the eroded shoreline and protect existing trees and vegetation. No trees will be removed as a result of this effort. The project will not only improve the shoreline, but will also enhance and expand the sandy beach areas.
The City hired a contractor to perform the necessary tasks and work is expected to begin Monday, April 10th. The project will last approximately 2 weeks. During this time, a portion of the Riverfront Trail will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians, bicyclists, strollers, pets, etc.
The trail will be closed from the Lee Blvd round-a-bout heading south to the trail intersection just north of the Hampton Inn. A detour route has been identified and a map is included below. Wayfinding and detour signage will also be placed along the path. Please plan your route accordingly.