Permanent Change: Summer Road Work

by Bill Gobie

Summer is coming and what does that mean? Road repair!

When planning to ride a permanent you should consult the relevant counties’ road conditions website. Regardless of closures you have to reach all the controls. You might want to ride a different route than you had in mind, or perhaps with some planning you will be able to map a reasonable detour. Links for King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Thurston Counties are listed on SIR’s Detours page at

You can often find road closures on Google Maps by turning on the Traffic layer. Closures on secondary roads do not become visible until you have zoomed in several steps.

Some prominent restrictions and closures in King County affect:

  • Issaquah-Fall City Road: Single-lane traffic at various locations for repaving. During June 12-21 a portion of the road will be closed to all traffic for culvert replacement. (Thanks to Gary Prince for alerting me.)
  • May Valley Road: A segment is currently closed through June 16.

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