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Repair project leads to month-long closure of stretch of Cedar River Trail

Work to curb erosion from the Cedar River that threatens a state highway and major fiber optics cable requires a month-long closure of a portion of King County’s Cedar River Trail in Maple Valley.

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8, a half-mile-long portion of the Cedar River Trail will be closed to all users from the trail’s intersection at 16916 Renton-Maple Valley Rd. S.E., to the trail’s intersection at 201st Place Southeast.

Because of the trail’s close proximity to both the river and State Route 169, there will be no designated detour around the closed portion of the trail.

The upcoming work, known as the Belmondo Revetment Enhancement project, includes placing large rock along the river’s edge and building up the bank to curb river erosion that threatens a major fiber optic cable, the Cedar River Trail and State Route 169.

The work is expected to cost $90,000 and will be completed by a crew from the King County Roads Services Division.

Recreational trail users are encouraged to seek other portions of King County’s 175-mile regional trail system during the month-long closure of this stretch of the Cedar River Trail. Learn more about the County’s trails at http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks.

More information about the Belmondo Revetment Enhancement project is available at www.kingcounty.gov/rivers, or by contacting Mason Bowles with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, at 206-296-8736mason.bowles@kingcounty.gov.

The Cedar River Trail stretches 17.3 miles from the river’s mouth at Lake Washington upstream to Landsburg, at the boundary of the City of Seattle’s Cedar River Watershed.

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