Pierce County crews will repair about 460 feet of river levee along the Carbon River’s left bank July 15-31. The work area is off the Foothills Trail trailhead at State Route 162 and 177th Street East.
The section of the Charles Crocker Levee being repaired has been eroded by the heavy flows of the Carbon River. It was also damaged during recent high water events.
About the work
A contractor removed about nine trees on June 24 in preparation for the levee repair work.
The levee repair work will take place July 15-31. Work hours will run from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Crews will remove dirt and rocks and rebuild the levee with large rocks.
This work is part of Pierce County’s annual river levee maintenance program. Previous work in this area includes a 2013 repair of 250 feet of levee just downstream of this year’s section.
Impacts to Foothills Trail
The trail will remain open during the July levee repair work. The picnic area near the trailhead will be closed during work hours. Bike racks near the picnic area will be inaccessible.
Trail users should be cautious in the work area and remain on the trail. They should not go past the closure barricades.