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Middle Fork Road to be Paved?

Posted by Susan Elderkin at Dec 07, 2010 12:56 PM |

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.

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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.

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Middle Fork Road to be Paved?

Finally. Now they should fix the road all the way to the last upper middle fork trailhead

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Pribbs on Dec 17, 2010 07:14 AM

Middle Fork Road to be Paved?

I would think that in these times of very tight budgets, it might be more prudent to grade the road twice yearly instead of spending $20M. I would think that for that much money, the road could be graded once a month for quite a few years without coming close to $20M.

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john deer on Dec 20, 2010 01:43 PM