A portion of the Cedar River Trail just east of Renton will be closed for repairs Aug. 16 – Sept. 3 as work crews repair damage to the levee from last year's storms.
The section to be closed starts at 154 Place SE and extends to 175 Avenue SE. That's essentially from the undercrossing just east of Ron Regis Park to the Riverbend Mobile & RV Park.
King County says the trail will be closed 24 hours a day and there will be no flagged reroute during construction.
To bypass the trail, bicyclists will have to use the shoulders of the Maple Valley Highway (Route 169).
[SE Jones Road is another option, although that route would more than double the distance and still requires significant riding along the Maple Valley Highway shoulder because it doesn't intersect at grade with the bike trail.]
Crews will be shoring up an 85-foot-long levee section by depositing large boulders along the base of the riverbank and piling up large wooden tree trunks to deflect the river flow. You might have seen the lumber being stockpiled along the bike path.
More information about the work on the 17.3-mile long Cedar River Trail is available at the King County website.