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King County’s maintenance work continuing along a dozen miles of Green River levees


The work along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding requires temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.


For the week of Sept. 7-11, no closures are scheduled for levee repair work by King County. Trail users in Kent should be aware that there are a few small areas on the trail’s edge with a temporary gravel surface that will be repaved in the coming weeks.

As work moves forward, the location of current and upcoming closures will be posted at Trail users are encouraged to sign up for weekly updates or follow #GreenRiverTrail @KCDNRP on Twitter and “like” the King County Rivers Facebook page for current and upcoming closure schedule.

King County crews are repairing damaged portions of levees, replacing stormwater infrastructure, removing stumps, hedges and debris, and performing other needed maintenance work. Maintenance is required to improve levee integrity and allow safety inspections of the levees.

Trail closures will occur in various locations and for times ranging from one day to as long as a few weeks, and the work will continue into 2016. General notification signs will be posted at major trail access points and trail closure signs will be posted at either end of active work areas.

Additionally, work by the City of Kent and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for most of the summer for Green River levee improvements means a long-term closure for the stretch of Green River Trail between State Route 181 and the trail bridge south of South 180th Street.