July 2, 2010
Safety work requires closure on stretch of King County’s Sammamish River Trail
Week-long closure in Bothell allows crews to repair asphalt, improve drainage
To improve safety along a portion of one of King County’s busiest recreational trails, a stretch of the Sammamish River Trail in Bothell will be closed to all use July 12-16 so workers can install new asphalt and repair drainage.
Crews will be replacing about 100 linear feet of uneven and broken asphalt that can pose a threat to trail users. Drainage system repair will also be completed, and the total project cost is estimated at about $20,000.
As a result of this safety improvement project, a portion of the trail will be closed between trail mile markers 20 and 20.5 of the “Locks to Lake Corridor,” which includes the Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River trails. The trail at mile 20.25 will be closed 24 hours per day as repairs are made, and there will be no designated reroute available.
One of King County’s most popular trails, the Sammamish River Trail runs 10.9 miles along the Sammamish River from Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond as part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor.”
More information on King County’s regional trail system is available at http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/trails/regionaltrailssystem.aspx.
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