East Lake Sammamish Trail –Issaquah segment to open June 12

Courtesy of King County Parks

After a year of waiting, the newly paved segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail (ELST) in Issaquah is scheduled to re-open June 12. This 2.2-mile stretch between SE 43rd Way and Gilman Boulevard has been closed since May 2012.

Open to bicyclists, pedestrians, joggers and skaters alike, the multiuse trail features improved trail safety and accessibility through widening and paving of the trail. Other improvements include a new stormwater system, retaining walls, signage, bollards, fencing, landscaping and native vegetation.

The Issaquah segment is part of the multiyear development of the East Sammamish Trail corridor.

King County Parks will host a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. on the spot where the ELST and Gilman Blvd intersect.

Visit the project's webpage for more information.