Renton area residents are invited to participate in an open house to learn more about removal of rails and construction of 5 miles of interim gravel trail on the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 7 at the Renton Highlands library, 2801 NE 10th St.
King County will also be sharing updates about sections of paved trail that will be moving forward with design and construction over the next few years.
Attendees will be able to discuss impact of the trail, as well as learn more about what to expect during construction to remove rails and install interim gravel trail.
This fall, King County Parks will begin removing rails in portions of the Eastside Rail Corridor and interim gravel trails will be opened. A four mile long segment from Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton to Newcastle Beach Park in Bellevue will also open connecting with the existing Lake Washington Loop Trail. A one-mile segment will also open in Bellevue between the Cross Kirkland Corridor and the new Spring District in the Bel-Red area. This section will include a connection to the 520 Trail by next spring.
King County is planning 16.7 miles of new regional trail that will connect Eastside cities including Renton, Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, and Redmond. The trail will provide new opportunities for non-motorized recreation and transportation.