A section of the Sumner Link Trail will be closed from Sept. 1 to mid-October while a White River levee preservation project is underway.
The trail will be closed from 16th Street East to about 45 feet north of 24th Street East. A detour route will take trail users along 24th Street East, 140th Avenue East and 16th Street East. A map of the route is available at www.piercecountywa.gov/WhiteRiverLevee.
Flaggers will direct trail users through about 400 feet of the work area located north of the trail’s intersection with 16th Street East.
About the project
About 780 feet of the Sumner Commercial Levee along the White River’s right bank will be reinforced during the project.
This section has been eroding due to the migration of the White River. Pierce County crews will install large rocks on the landward side of the levee to reinforce the levee and prevent channel migration in the event of additional erosion that breaches the levee. The rocks will be topped with soil and plants native to the area.
Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Trucks and heavy equipment will access the levee via 16th Street East.
Visit www.piercecountywa.gov/WhiteRiverLevee for project updates.
Other projects in the area
Learn about the City of Sumner’s White River restoration project at https://connects.sumnerwa.gov/white-river-restoration-project.
Learn more about Sumner Link Trails at https://sumnerwa.gov/living/recreation/trails/.
Anne Radford, Pierce County public information specialist