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Green River Trail in Kent open to bicyclists

Bicyclists no longer have to ride around giant sandbags along the Green River Trail as all sandbags have been removed in Kent. - Kent Reporter, file photo
Bicyclists no longer have to ride around giant sandbags along the Green River Trail as all sandbags have been removed in Kent.
— image credit: Kent Reporter, file photo

Bicyclists can again use the Green River Trail in Kent.

A city contractor removed all of the giant sandbags and finished patching parts of the paved trail damaged by the sandbags.

The orange signs that told people the trail is closed to bicycles are scheduled to be removed this week, according to city officials.

Bicyclists were banned from the trail because the sandbags covered nearly half of the path in many areas.

The city placed the sandbags three years ago for extra flood protection while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers repaired a damaged abutment next to the Howard Hanson Dam on the upper Green River. The Corps finished those repairs last fall.

 

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