Intermittent Detours on Sammamish River Trail Due to Redmond Central Connector II Construction
May 17, 2016

David Shaw
                                               Park Planner


Redmond, WA – The City of Redmond advises Sammamish River Trail users to plan for periodic detours off the path from May 30, 2016, through October 31, 2016, due to temporary closures from construction of the Redmond Central Connector Trail Phase II (RCC II) project. The RCC II project will extend the trail 1.3 miles from Downtown, past the Redmond Puget Power Trail, to Overlake Christian Church along Willows Road. Trail detours will be limited to Mondays through Fridays from 7 am–4 pm, unless otherwise noted.

The centerpiece of the RCC II trail project is the retrofit of the former railroad trestle over the Sammamish River with a new deck that will carry pedestrians and cyclists. The trestle spans over King County’s heavily used Sammamish River Trail. At times during construction, it will be necessary for the contractor to work on or near the Sammamish River Trail. When this occurs, the Sammamish River Trail will be temporarily detoured for the safety of trail users. The detour will be in place only when construction activities directly impact the trail. The trail will be opened for normal use once construction has concluded at the end of the day.

Interruptions to the Sammamish River Trail are being managed through a permit with King County. Warning signs have been posted on site alerting trail users of intermittent detours and will remain in place through the duration of the project. The duration of detours will be posted on the site.

We encourage everyone on the Sammamish River Trail to be aware of the construction happening on the RCC II and to use caution when crossing under the trestle. Bicyclists are encouraged to slow down when passing through this area. For a map of the detour or more project information, please visit

For questions and more information contact David Shaw, Park Planner, at or 425-556-2378