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Work to close Lake Alice Road this summer (Editor's note: See update below)

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A public meeting is planned May 14 to discuss plans by King County Road Services to replace a collapsing aging culvert beneath Lake Alice Road Southeast this summer.

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(Editor's update posted June 12: A revised closure schedule is pending. See update below)

Public meeting May 14 to share construction information

A public meeting is planned May 14 to discuss plans by King County Road Services to replace a collapsing aging culvert beneath Lake Alice Road Southeast this summer.

Public meeting
6 –7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14
Fall City Elementary School Library, 33314 SE 42nd St., Fall City

The county plans to close the road for eight to 10 weeks in a period between July 1 and the end of September (Editor's note: this proposed schedule will likely be revised. The most current schedule and updates will be posted at the project link below) while a contractor removes and replaces the aging 48-inch-diameter culvert, which lies 35 feet beneath the road at 339th Avenue Southeast.

The county will install a 16-foot-wide box culvert that can handle stronger stream flows and better protect the roadway from damage. The new culvert’s floor will be designed to mimic a stream bed and allow fish passage.

A detour is planned via Southeast Sorenson Street through Snoqualmie Ridge to Snoqualmie Parkway. This detour route was used in fall 2012 during emergency repairs to the roadway.

More information is online at www.kingcounty.gov/lakealiceroad.