Last July I posted about newly installed signage announcing the closure until February 2009 of the Ballona Creek Bikeway from its inland-most terminus beside McManus Park at National Boulevard to Duquesne Street in Culver City.
Well of course that seven-month timeframe came and went and has now entered its eighth month, and seeing as the closure is tied in to continuing work on the Metro Expo Line bridge passing over the creek, it’s no surprise that section of bikeway is still off limits. At the same time I figured we might be getting close to a re-opening, mightn’t we?
Not even. Upon entering the bikeway at Duquesne for my westward creekside stretch across it to Inglewood Avenue I found that someone presumably with the MTA had spun the deadline slot machine and the new date for the next revised closure date renewed access is (image is clickably embiggenable if required):
That’s right folks, November 2011 is apparently the next month and year we’ll be able to ride that entirely unremarkable section of the bikeway. At only 32 months beyond the eight it’s been closed already, I’d say the MTA only missed it by thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat much.