Tag: East Lake Sammamish Trail
The widening and asphalt-paving of the two remaining crushed rock segments on the East Lake Sammamish Trail begins June 1. The work means use of the 11-mile bicycle trail as a through-route between Redmond and Issaquah will be interrupted through late 2023.
King County Parks map (click for larger view)
King County Parks says the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2021/05/20/final-upgrades-to-east-lake-sammamish-trail-begin-june-1-segments-closed-through-2023/
Crews worked frantically on Tuesday to finish up odds and ends for King County’s “grand reopening” of a 1.2-mile segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Finishing touches to trail plaza at newly reopened section of East Lake Sammamish Trail[/caption]
The section — roughly between SE 33rd St. and SE 43rd Way in Sammamish — is the penultimate section of the 11-mile trail between Redmond and Issaquah to be upgraded from crushed gravel to pavement.
The extensive work during the year-long closure will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the new Trail Plaza at SE 33rd St. ….
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2018/01/17/newest-section-of-east-lake-sammamish-trail-reopens-wednesday/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2016/06/04/trail-closures-on-green-river-trail-in-kent-east-lake-sammamish-trail/
A dispute over how many mature trees to preserve along a section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail — and other issues — has delayed upgrading a 1.3-mile segment of the rail-trail.
The rail-trail runs between Redmond and Issaquah for 11 miles. Originally opened as a narrow, crushed rock pathway along the old railroad right-of-way …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/08/15/controversy-delays-next-paving-project-on-east-lake-sammamish-trail/
Your favorite bike trail might be in line for improvements over the next couple of years after the Washington state legislature agreed to spend $15.6 million on trails in the 2015-2017 capital budget.
The bicycle advocacy group Washington Bikes reports the amount is an “all-time high,” and almost a 50% increase over the current 2013-15 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/13/bike-trails-win-funding-in-washington-state-budget-closing-foothills-trail-gap/
After more than a year, the entire 11-mile-long East Lake Sammamish bicycle trail will be open beginning on Friday.
A 2.6-mile section of the rail-trail that links Redmond with Issaquah along the scenic shores of Lake Sammamish has been closed since April 2014 when a grading, paving and landscaping job started.
Contractors finished enough of …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/02/east-lake-sammamish-trail-fully-reopens-for-fourth-of-july-weekend/
Summer time is the best time for road and highway repairs, and I guess that’s true for bike trails as well.
Work is currently underway on the Burke-Gilman, Green River, East Lake Sammamish and Snoqualmie Valley bike trails.
For starters, Seattle’s Department of Transportation announced that a contractor would be working on the Burke-Gilman Trail …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/06/17/burke-gilman-trail-repairs-this-week-bike-trail-updates/
Don’t plan on riding your bike along the East Lake Sammamish Trail between Redmond and Issaquah anytime soon.
Two miles of the 11-mile rail-trail is still closed to travel to allow contractors to get in and finish the job that has stretched for 13 months.
King County put out a press release on Friday announcing …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/24/half-mile-of-sammamish-trail-reopens-2-miles-still-closed/
April is “30 days of biking month,” when participants take a bike ride everyday and then take a photo or write a short piece about their ride for social media.
Well, for any number of reasons, I didn’t do that. I applaud all those who did.
I just tallied my rides at BikeJournal.com for the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/30/tale-of-the-tape-highlights-of-my-bike-rides-in-april/
It will probably be May before a closed, 2.6-mile section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is paved and reopened for bicycle and pedestrian traffic.
Then you better rush out and get in your bike rides on the 11-mile rail-trail that runs between Redmond and Issaquah by mid-summer, because that’s when another 1.2-mile section will be shut down for …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/20/east-lake-sammamish-trail-reopening-set-for-may/