9/20 Trail Alert: Soos Creek Trail closed in Kent, no detour

This Trail Alert is a new feature for Seattle Bike Blog. I will be posting official notices about bike route closures and detours that we receive. Some will be a significant hassle, some will be no big deal. But the hope is to keep them organized in one place as best we can to help keep people informed. You can easily find the alerts by clicking “Bike Route Alerts” in the navigation bar above.

From King County Parks:

Important safety repairs to a bridge surface along King County Parks’ Soos Creek Trail near Kent will require a brief closure of the trail in the area – with no detour available.

The repairs are scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, when crews will remove asphalt from the bridge deck that is cracked and allowing water to seep into the substrate – threatening the structural integrity of the bridge.

Because there is no detour available around the bridge, the trail will be closed during the repair work from the Southeast 256th Street trailhead to the north and the 148th Avenue Northeast trailhead to the south.

Thank you for your patience during this brief closure. We’ll have the trail open for you to enjoy as soon as we are able.

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4 Responses to 9/20 Trail Alert: Soos Creek Trail closed in Kent, no detour

  1. Richard says:

    Thanks! This (path closures) is a useful service, unavailable anywhere else that I know of.

  2. BillN says:

    The Interurban trail in Kent is also closed from James St. to 212th starting this week because of construction on 228th. There is a dangerous detour for bikes marked out on busy streets. I don’t know how long it will be closed.

  3. Urban Villager says:

    I really appreciate this service as well, Tom. A while back my commute went sideways because there was a large walking event on the Burke Gilman during a Friday evening commute with no notice. I’m a cautious transportation cyclist and mostly use the B-G since it happens to take me where I want to go. This will help a lot for those who use the trail for transportation and have needs as legitimate as any car driver.

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