trail/road closures! (Russell Road)
The closure of the Green River route
is suddenly upon us.
By the end of the next weekend (i.e.
July 12) Russell Road will be closed between S 212th St and the
'Powerline Trail' (which is aligned with the footbridge over the Green
River located a short distance south of Van Doren’s Landing Park). This closure is estimated to last until
At some point Russell Road may also
be closed in the vicinity of S 228th St. Signs have been placed showing two detour
routes. The shorter detour route,
coming south on the Green River Trail from north of S 212th St,
shows what appears to be a crossing of the 212th St Bridge over
the river on the south side of the bridge.
The route would then go south on Frager Rd
down to the footbridge south of Van Doren’s Landing Park. The Kent Parks department has mentioned
that they may cone off one lane of the bridge, but so far, we have seen
nothing done there yet. If the lane
is not coned off, it is difficult to see how a safe crossing of the bridge
can be made. There is another,
considerably longer detour consisting mostly of sidewalks which runs east
on 212th over to 64th Ave, then down to S 228th
St and then west Russell Rd.
The Kent Parks department has been
called but they have not called us back. Until we know what will happen at
S 212th St I would recommend using the Interurban Trail. But it may also be closed soon at S 228th