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Cedar River Trail to reopen Oct. 7 as County completes repair project

King County expects to reopen a Cedar River Trail section on Oct. 7 as work is completed to curb river erosion that was threatening state Route 169 and a major fiber optic cable.

The half-mile-long portion of the Cedar River Trail – roughly 10 miles east of Renton and 4.5 miles northwest of Maple Valley – has been closed since July to all users from 16916 Renton-Maple Valley Road Southesast to 201st Place Southeast.

The repair work, known as the Belmondo Revetment Enhancement project, involves replacing a 2009 emergency repair with fish-friendly streambank structures to curb river erosion and protect a major fiber optic cable, the Cedar River Trail and state Route 169.

Until it reopens on Oct. 7 there is no designated detour around the closed portion of the trail due to the close proximity of the river and state Route 169. Recreational trail users are encouraged to seek other portions of King County’s 175-mile regional trail system during the trail closure. Learn more about the County’s trails at http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks.

More information about the Belmondo Revetment Enhancement project, made possible in part by funding from the King County Flood Control Distirct, is available at www.kingcounty.gov/rivers, or by contacting Mason Bowles with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, at 206-296-8736 or mason.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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