Middle Fork Road Construction
Road to bring more recreation use
A construction project on 10 miles of the Middle Fork Road will improve recreation access for hikers, kayakers, mountain bikers, equestrians and others who enjoy this nearby wild valley. Major improvements to this notorious, pothole-filled access road will take place over four summers, 2014-2017. The Federal Highway Administration awarded the construction contract to Active Construction of Tacoma. This long-awaited project will greatly enhance water quality in the valley, reduce sediment runoff into wetlands and streams, diminish summer dust clouds from the current gravel road, and open coastal cutthroat trout migration routes that have been blocked for decades.
While recreation-seekers will be impacted by summer construction closures, in the long term the new road will allow much improved access into the spectacular Middle Fork Valley.
Fall 2016 - Winter 2017 Conditions & Closures
The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road is now open to public traffic every day. Construction will continue Mondays through Fridays through mid-November, depending on weather, with flaggers and/or a pilot car. Expect up to 60 minute delays. Some of the roadway is rock surfaced and may be rough in places.
Learn more about the paving project on FHWA's website.
Spring-Summer 2017 Planned Closures
Mid-week construction work will start again spring 2017. The road will be closed to all access past Valley Camp (including no access to Mailbox Peak) noon Monday - noon Friday through the end of September 2017.
During the weekends (noon Friday - noon Monday), the road will re-open, although up to 60 minute delays may occur.
Photo credit (bottom): Monty VanderBilt