I suppose they decided not to wait any longer. This image shows the bikeway path pushing through the dirt dump for the as-yet unfinished construction down below. The digger is loading up dirt from this massive pile into one of those off-road dump trucks. It’s being used to build up low spots below the dam.
This is one of the stretches I noted previously that really needs a build-up. Today half of the dump loads were coming around the corner to this side near the west end of the dam. The bulldozer is spreading it out wide and leaving about an extra foot of dirt atop the current path.
On the way home, I took SE 29th past the big Sam’s Club again. The new bridge on which the workers have been piddling for the past two months is now almost ready. The other end is still blocked with warning tape, but it’s almost ready.