The West Bernardo Dr. Bike Path connects the David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge to Rancho Bernardo Community Park Drive. This project cost $1,775,000 and was funded from two grants – a $350,000 State Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program grant and a $1,425,000 TransNet Grant from SANDAG.
The bike path is 2,600 feet long in total. 760 feet of the bike path was built on a cantilevered viaduct because the section of West Bernardo Drive next to the lake was too narrow otherwise to accommodate the width of the bike path.
The contractor on this project was Tri-Group Construction. Construction began January 2010. It had to shut down from May to September due to bird nesting restrictions. Construction resumed September 16, 2010 and was finished in March 2011. See photo above, showing the bike path leading to the beautiful David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bike/Ped Bridge.