Speech to Text for Upper Park Road Plans to Redesign & Open
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alan and i'm alan marsden. the controversy over the future of upper park road in chico's bidwell park continues tonight. boxes lauren lauren many are not happy to hear the road may be re-opened to christina vitale is live with the details... christina? reporter live right now upper bidwell park is blocked off at the diversion dam gate. bikers and runners are able to pass, but vehicles are currently not allowed past that point... but that might change. pkg sot: it's still more decisions to come and more meetings cause it's a three phase. and park commission said, theres a lot of areas of the upper bidwell park road that has been damaged by erosion and weather. and putting a bandaid on it, we're just wasting funding and time cause we're gonna be constantly doing it so let's just get it done. nickel said this is a major project, and that's why there are three phases. the first phase will allow access for emergency vehicles only. linda herman, manager of park and natural resources said there is first phase, at around 35 thousand dollars. about 40 spots or cites along the road that need to be repaired but there's like three critical ones that need repair phase is to repair those three critical ones and maybe a couple others just to allow access for emergency vehicle only. the second and third phase will need additional funding from the city council for repairs to the end of the road. sot: and then the second phase is we will go to the council and ask for from horse shoe lake road up to what we call salmon hole so right now the diversion dam is where it's closed in regards to public access... herman said it all depends on how much repairs they can get done and the approval on the city council. depend on that public access as well nickell stressed how important this project is in order to keep bidwell park safe and preserved. sot: you know some people just want it completely closed other people want it completely open but we gotta preserve our jewel that we have that's why people come up here to bidwell park ### reporter live right now the estimate to repair the entirre four mile long road, totals to 450 thousand dollars. we'll keep you updated on when a city council meeting will be put in place to approve of these decisions. reporting live in chico, christina vitale action news now. ###