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Update: The Stuck River trunk operational; final restoration activities ongoing

The Stuck River Trunk is operational. Sewage flow that once entered the M Street Trunk at 17 St. S.E. and K St. S.E. is being diverted to the Lakeland Hills Trunk via the Stuck River Trunk pipeline. - Courtesy map/King County
The Stuck River Trunk is operational. Sewage flow that once entered the M Street Trunk at 17 St. S.E. and K St. S.E. is being diverted to the Lakeland Hills Trunk via the Stuck River Trunk pipeline.
— image credit: Courtesy map/King County

For the Reporter

King County contractors have completed construction of the Stuck River trunk sewer pipe and expect to finish final restoration activities this month.

The new sewer pipe is to provide sufficient capacity to meet Auburn's needs through 2050 and reduce the chance of sewer backups into homes and streets.

The Stuck River trunk is operational. Sewage flow that once entered the M Street Trunk at 17 Street Southeast and K Street Southeast is now being diverted to the Lakeland Hills Trunk via the Stuck River trunk pipeline.

Final restoration activities are ongoing through the end of the month:

• Lane striping will continue through the end of the year. Lane striping (painting) will happen along 17 Street Southeast between A Street Southeast and K Street Southeast as well as C Street Southwest. The work is weather dependent.

• Cleanup activities will take place once lane striping and any other minor wrap-up work is complete.

Please continue to use caution when traveling through work areas, follow posted traffic signs, cones and flaggers and plan for extra travel time when commuting.

What to expect during wrap-up activities:

• Normal work hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays
• Occasional single-lane closures in work areas
• Infrequent parking and sidewalk restrictions
• Cones, signs and flaggers will be used to manage traffic flow as needed
• Increased travel time through work areas

For more details, visit www.kingcounty.gov.

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