King County plans to remove Preston trees, install guardrails

May 29, 2012

By Staff

King County road crews plan to remove hazardous trees along a Preston road throughout the summer.

The removal is included in the annual Countywide Guardrail Program to improve roadside safety for drivers. Crews then plan to install guardrails in the area this fall.

The trees sit in King County road right of way. Officials identified the trees as hazardous because some could fall across the road or onto utility lines, many block sightlines for drivers on curves and hills, and others have a history of being struck by vehicles on numerous occasions.

Officials identified about 17 trees for removal on both sides of 308th Avenue Southeast on Mitchell Hill between Southeast 87th Place and Southeast 64th Street.

Citizens interested in learning more about the tree removal or guardrail installation can contact the county Department of Transportation at 206-263-9770 or

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