A trail detour goes into effect Aug. 15 through mid-Sept. Trail users can expect brief trail interruptions on the Sammamish River Trail, near the pedestrian footbridge leading to downtown Bothell. The interruptions will affect trail users in both directions. The contractor will be placing sandbag protection in the Sammamish River. In order to keep the public and work crew safe, spotters will be on the trail temporarily halting pedestrian and bicycle traffic (up to 20 minutes) as equipment and sandbags are moved to the work area along the trail. Bike and pedestrian commuters please allow some additional travel time.
Cyclists wanting to use the sidewalk should take extra care as there are many elderly and families who use the sidewalk daily. This project will reconnect and restore 1,100 feet of an old remnant channel and floodplain of the Sammamish River within Bothell’s city limits. For more information on the project, check out the City of Bothell’s web page.