Northwest NEWS

August 13, 2001


King County to improve Sammamish River Trail

King County will widen and repave about two miles of the Sammamish River Trail between North Creek Bridge in Bothell and Northeast 145th Street in Woodinville. The work is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 30. Completion of the project will require three to four days of trail closures between Aug. 15 and 30.
   These intermittent trail closures will occur on weekdays only, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
   Signs will be posted on the trail in advance to alert trail users of the upcoming closures. There is no designated detour route for use during the intermittent trail closures.
   King County will widen two miles of the trail from the existing width of 10 feet to a new width of 12 feet, plus add two-foot gravel shoulders on each side.
   King County will also repave this two-mile section of the trail.
   The Sammamish River Trail connects with the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell, forming a popular 27-mile paved pathway taking users from King County's Marymoor Park near Redmond to Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.
   For more information about this project, please contact Karen K. Soi at (206) 296-4250.