Middle Fork Road to be Paved?
Could the notoriously potholed Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road be paved? Find out more tonight from 5-7pm at an open house at the Snoqualmie Ranger Station in North Bend.
Give to your favorite trails by making a tax-deductible contribution to Washington Trails Association by December 31. You'll help us reach our year-end goal of $25,000 so that we can start strong in 2011.
It's a notoriously potholed stretch of road. And many folks simply won't subject their cars to its bumps and shakes - no matter how wonderful the hiking.
Now the Forest Service and King County have agreed to pave the stretch of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road (FR 56) from where the current pavement ends (MP 2.7) to the Middle Fork Campground (MP 12.4). A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Federal Highway Administration, King County Department of Transportation and the US Forest Service has been completed for $20 million the proposed project.
This proposal is sure to change the complexion of this popular recreation area - home to popular trails like Granite Mountain, Mailbox Peak, Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Taylor River, just to name a few. If you're interested in weighing in or learning more, there is an open house tonight at the Snoqualmie Ranger Station in North Bend. Here are the details:
What: Open House seeking comments and input for the development of the reconstruction of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road
When: Tuesday, December 7th from 5 - 7pm
Where: 42404 S.E. North Bend Way, North Bend
You can check out more details about the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Road paving project here.