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Repairs to the popular Cedar River Trail – damaged b

Cedar River Trail closed for repairs

Repairs to the popular Cedar River Trail – damaged by heavy floods nearly two years ago – means a portion of the trail will be closed for approximately six weeks.

The trail repair project could begin as soon as Aug. 18 and will require the complete closure of a half-mile of the trail between Cedar Grove Road and Jones Road.

The trail damage occurred during torrential rainfall in early November 2006, when some areas of King County saw more than 16 inches of rain in less than 24 hours.

The heavy storm caused major flooding along several rivers, including the Cedar River.

High flows led to significant damage to the trail’s “toe,” or base, leaving a 200-foot-long stretch of the trail exposed to potential additional damage.

Repairing the toe will improve the stability of the trail, which sits between the Cedar River and State Route 169 in unincorporated King County between Maple Valley and Renton.

More information about the trail is available at www.metrokc.gov/parks/trails/cedarriver.html.

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