Contributed by Josh Morse
Thurston County is improving a section of the Chehalis Western Trail (CWT) between Lacey and Rainier. The CWT is closed now between 89th Ave SE and 103rd Ave SE with a scheduled reopening on September 15, 2021.
There was not an obvious detour instruction on the trail. When riding from the north (away from Olympia/Lacey) the following route will bypass the construction and rejoin the trail:
- Ride east 1 mile on 89th AVE SE to right turn on Rainier Rd
- Go 0.9 miles to Right/south on Stedman Rd
- Ride 2.8 miles on Stedman Rd to left turn to rejoin CWT.
The reverse works for the return. The detour adds about 2 miles each direction.
There is a good size shoulder on Rainier Rd, less so on Stedman Rd but traffic is lighter than on Rainier Rd.
Olympia/Lacey Area Trails Update- Impact on:
- 100k Permanents 2985 and 3056
- 200k Permanent 749