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Work to close Lake Alice Road this summer; Public meeting May 14 to share construction information

A public meeting is 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the Fall City Elementary School library, 33314 S.E. 42nd St., Fall City, to discuss the King County Road Services plans to replace an aging and collapsing culvert beneath Lake Alice Road Southeast this summer.

The county plans to close the road for 8 to 10 weeks some time between July 1 and the end of September while a contractor removes and replaces the aging 48-inch culvert at 339th Avenue Southeast. The culvert lies 35 feet beneath the road surface.

The county will install a 16-foot-wide box culvert that can handle stronger stream flows and better protect the roadway from damage. The new culvert’s floor will be designed to mimic a stream bed and allow fish passage.

A detour is planned via Southeast Sorenson Street through Snoqualmie Ridge to Snoqualmie Parkway. This detour route was used in fall 2012 during emergency repairs to the roadway.

More information is online at www.kingcounty.gov/lakealiceroad.

 

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