While restoration work has been completed on the old Griffin Creek Bridge that carries King County’s Snoqualmie Valley Trail between Carnation and Snoqualmie, additional utility work this month will require temporary closure of the trail for several days.
A utility crew must reinstall a fiber optic cable that was moved while King County made extensive repairs to the century-old timber beam trestle. That requires closure of the trail to all access from the 11th Street Northeast access point south to the southern end of the bridge abutment at Northeast 8th Street on the following dates:
• Wednesday, April 17 through Friday, April 19;
• Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23; and
• Monday, April 29.
Additionally, there will be a partial trail closure in place on April 27, which could mean intermittent delays in crossing the bridge.
At more than 31 miles in length, the Snoqualmie Valley Trail is the longest trail in King County’s 175-mile regional trail system. The trail winds through the largely rural Snoqualmie River Valley, passing working farms and forests, as well as the cities of Duvall, Carnation, Snoqualmie and North Bend.
The trail connects with the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail at its southern end and offers access to such notable destinations as Tolt-MacDonald Park, Meadowbrook Farm and the Three Forks Natural Area.