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TRAIL ALERT: Puget Sound Energy is replacing poles along the Interurban Trail near West Main St. and 15th St. SW in Auburn that are at the end of their useful life.

 Construction and trail closure map

The trail will be closed the following dates (please note when detours are available and unavailable):

  • 8/25-8/30,7 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Daily civil work (digging holes and setting steel cases for poles) on pole replacement project. Trail is open with flaggers onsite to help trail users cross the construction zone. Expect delays of up to 15 minutes. The trail will reopen for evening use at 4 p.m. nightly.   
  • 9/6 & 9/7, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Line work, no detour is available during construction hours. Please plan an alternate route. The trail will reopen for evening use at 4 p.m. nightly.  
  • 9/8, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Line work, no detour is available during construction hours. Please plan an alternate route. 
    the trail will reopen for evening use at 4 p.m. 
  • Crews will conduct final line work at night (11 p.m. - 4 a.m.) on 9/8, closing the trail and a rolling slowdown for Highway 18 just east of the Highway 167 intersection. No detour will be available, please plan an alternate route

The trail will be open 9/1-9/5 and will reopen for regular use on 9/9. 

Interurban

The Interurban Trail links Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Algona, and Pacific along a near-straight 14 mile-long alignment following the historic Interurban Rail Line. To the north, the Interurban starts at an intersection with the Green River Trail at Fort Dent Way near Fort Dent Park. The trail crosses over the Green River and under Interstate 405, then turns straight south within the Puget Sound Energy powerline corridor.

The alignment crosses a wide variety of landscapes and provides views of many regional activities. Following the BNSF railroad south, the landscape passes through historic industrial areas and suburban lands before crossing the broad Green River Valley.

The trail provides access to the Southcenter area, Renton Junction, downtown Kent, Emerald Downs in Auburn, and the communities of Algona and Pacific. The trail currently ends at 3rd Avenue SW in Pacific. A second southern intersection with the Green River Trail occurs at Kent’s Foster Park, providing the possibility of an Interurban-Green River Trail recreational loop through the Green River Valley.

The Interurban is an excellent north-south off-road, non-motorized route that is popular with commuters between south King County and employment centers in Auburn, Kent, Tukwila, Renton, and Seattle. Access and parking are provided at numerous locations along the trail.

Length: 14.7 miles - Surface: Completed portions of the trail are paved with soft shoulders.

Use: All non-motorized uses. Access to equestrians is limited on some portions.

Accessibility: When completed will be fully accessible for persons with disabilities.