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Trail closures on Green River Trail in Kent, East Lake Sammamish Trail

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A short piece of the Green River Trail in Kent will be closed for 4 to 5 weeks beginning Monday. Same reason as last year — continued work on the river levee.

Meanwhile, a short portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed for 1 or 2 days to allow crews to get in and remove some trees that pose potential hazards.

Green River Trail closure

Green River Trail closure

Green River Trail

The work along the Green River Trail is an ongoing project to maintain the Green River levee through the city.

Crews will remove overgrowth and install improved storm water outfalls, according to the King County Water and Land Resources Division. The trail will be closed 24 hours a day during this period.

Newly opened part of Green River Trail last year

Newly opened part of Green River Trail last year

In the meantime, the crews also will repair the uneven trail surface.

The levee was closed from March 2014 to April 2015 in this area for extensive renovations.

Although no official detour was reported, you might want to consider cutting through one of the warehouse parking lots to get to S 194th Way, then crossing Russell Road to access the trail again at Three Friends Fishing Hole Park.

The Green River Trail is part of a popular 20-mile loop bike ride that generally starts in Tukwilla, heads south to the junction with the Interurban Trail, which carries cyclists back to Tukwilla.

East Lake Sammamish Trail

A short stretch of the North Sammamish segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. so workers can remove four hazardous trees.

The closure is 1.3 miles south of Sammamish Landing Park on the paved trail.

Water and mountain views from East Lake Sammamish Trail

Water and mountain views from East Lake Sammamish Trail

Bicyclists who don’t mind traffic can use the wide shoulder of East Lake Sammamish Parkway to avoid the closure.

The rail-trail stretches for 11 miles between Redmond and Issaquah along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish.  It’s a well-used commuter and recreational link between the two towns.

Sections near Redmond and Issaquah are paved, but a central section is still packed gravel. That section won’t be improved until legal and administrative issues are resolved with neighbors.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/04/trail-closures-on-green-river-trail-in-kent-east-lake-sammamish-trail/

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