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Closure on East Lake Sammamish Trail

Short Segment of East Lake Sammamish Trail to close July 30th for 30 days for construction

King County Parks and the City of Sammamish are taking immediate action to protect and restore the kokanee salmon population and will replace three culverts on Zackuse Creek this summer. The new culverts will provide access to over a mile of upstream spawning habitat for the kokanee and other fish species.

Safety is King County’s top priority during trail construction. Due to the type of construction activities, narrow corridor, steep terrain and limited access, the trail will be closed from the north side of the intersection of Shore Lane NE and East Lake Sammamish Parkway at 611 E Lake Sammamish Shore Lane NE, south to the intersection of Shore Lane NE and East Lake Sammamish Parkway at 125 E Lake Sammamish Parkway SE.


On July 30th, this short segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail will be closed and considered a construction zone for approximately 30 days. Trail users will be able to enter and exit the trail from or to East Lake Sammamish Parkway at 611 E. Lake Sammamish Shore Lane NE, and 125 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway SE.

For project information and weekly construction updates, please visit the project website

In a coordinated effort with King County, the City of Sammamish will also be installing a fish culvert on the East Lake Sammamish Parkway. For information on this project please visit the City of Sammamish’s project website.

4 thoughts on “Closure on East Lake Sammamish Trail

    1. Both culverts have been completed and trail restoration is now ongoing. The trail will be reopened once the detour road access ramp and temporary stream bypass pipes under the trail are removed, and fencing and other safety measures are installed. The contractor expects to be complete in the week of 14 January.

      1. I really appreciate you getting back to me with the update. Looking forward to trying out the new section.

        Happy Holidays!

  1. Having both the trail and the parkway closed at the same time effectively cut off my daily bike commuting route. Please consider opening a pathway for commuters to get through. 30 days is a long disruption.

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