Burke-Gilman Detours, Feb 28th and April 2011

posted Feb 14, 2011, 8:59 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Feb 14, 2011, 9:14 PM ]
 The Seattle Bike Blog and the Parks Department both point out that upcoming detours on the Burke-Gilman trail. First, a four-day detour starting on the 28th. From the Parks Department:

A 300-foot-long section of King County’s Burke Gilman Trail in Kenmore that is riddled with root heaves and cracked pavement is scheduled to get a fresh layer of blacktop later this month.

Starting Feb. 28, crews from King County Parks and Roads Services will replace the worn-down pavement with new blacktop along the stretch of Burke Gilman Trail just west of 91st Avenue Northeast in Kenmore.

Because there is no reasonable detour around the impacted stretch of trail, all trail users – including bicyclists – will have to walk through the construction zone, as directed by flaggers. Short delays of up to 10 minutes could occur while crews perform work or move equipment that won’t allow safe passage for trail users.This isn’t the only work that King County has planned for the Burke Gilman Trail in 2011. Beginning in April, a two-mile-long segment of the Burke-Gilman Trail through Lake Forest Park from Northeast 145th Street to Logboom Park in Kenmore will be completely rebuilt, greatly improving user safety along the oldest stretch of the popular trail.

This section is terrible; it will be nice to finally get a smooth ride through Kenmore