The goal of reopening the Burke-Gilman Trail from Seattle to Log Boom Park has been delayed another week. Originally expected to be open in December, the project was delayed until “late January,” and work significantly exceeded the budget.
A small section of the trail near Log Boom Park has opened, but most of the reconstructed trail has been delayed. Citing the area’s week of snowfall for putting the project behind schedule again, King County Parks says the trail is expected to open in the first week of February (UPDATE: The project website says opening is tentatively scheduled for February 10).
Last week’s snow and ice made things difficult for lots of people in King County – including the crew that has been putting the finishing touches on the major reconstruction of the County’s Burke-Gilman Trail through Lake Forest Park.
The good news: We’re done with the paving, retaining walls, drainage, fencing and signage along this 2.2-mile-long stretch of the BGT.
The bad news: The contractor lost the entire work week because of inclement weather, and this pushes the trail reopening back from what we had hoped would be the end of January into early February.
Work that remains includes installing concrete for the plaza on the southern side of the intersection at Northeast 170th Street.
We’ll keep you updated on the new reopening date and check here for the latest construction updates. We appreciate everyone’s patience!
Map of work area: