10/10-11 Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman paving fixes on UW

clickDetails from UW:

This Monday and Tuesday, October 10-11, from 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. each day, grinding and paving work is scheduled to occur along a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail through campus. The work site will extend from Snohomish Lane (near the UW Power Plant) to just north of Whatcom Lane (near the overpass to the E1 parking lot), and is highlighted on the map below.

During this work, a moving “caravan” of equipment and workers will require approximately 150 feet of length and half the width of the trail at any given time. Flaggers will be stationed at each end of the caravan to facilitate safe passage for trail users around the work site.

Please travel slowly and carefully through this area, and adhere to the instructions given by flaggers. People on bicycles should walk their bicycles or ride very slowly around the work site.

Due to the nature of the work, it may be noisy in the immediate area.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Erik Brihagen at 206-685-1493 (desk) or 206-255-5902 (mobile).

Thank you for your partnership while we accommodate this safety improvement project.

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9 Responses to 10/10-11 Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman paving fixes on UW

  1. Alicia says:

    Yay! Improvements AND proactive communications! Hats off to UW.

  2. Davepar says:

    Yay! Way overdue, but nice to get this done now that the root heaves are becoming hidden under leaves. Unfortunately the worst part of the trail is just north of this section, and is probably not on the UW property. There’s a huge trench in the trail followed by 2 really bad root heaves that will knock a tooth loose.

    • Josh says:

      Even if it’s been there forever and you’re sure complaining won’t get it fixed, report that hazard using Find It/Fix It, so at least there’s solid documentation that the hazard has been reported. Might not stop someone getting a tooth knocked out, but makes it easier for them to get compensation from whatever agency chose not to fix the hazard.

      • Matthew Snyder says:

        Can I just add how frustrating it is that Seattle doesn’t publish Find It Fix It reports online, so that I can easily see if someone else has already reported a hazard before I do so myself? It’s not a limitation of the software — ALL of the other cities using the same software make submitted reports available online in real-time (or near-real-time, anyway). Why doesn’t Seattle?

      • Alex says:

        I’m a big fan of Find It Fix It – every pothole I’ve reported has been fixed in 2-3 days. Maybe road conditions get more attention, though.

      • Josh says:

        Response depends a lot on the department. SDOT seems really fast with Find It/Fix It. Parks, not so much — I’ve had one report open for more than a year, and several that took months.

      • Andres Salomon says:

        Over a year ago I filed a request to make FindItFixIt data open. The city seems to be ignoring me.

        I plan to file a FOIA request for that data once I have the time to put together a site that puts it online in map form.

  3. Curi says:

    Sooooo, having ridden the BG trail through this corridor today, I must say that I’m a bit unimpressed with the work performed. When are they going to do a wholesale revamping of this section? What they did most recently is just a couple of haphazard patches that are a bit jank.

    • Ben says:

      The repairs are probably better than was they fixed, but still imo pretty bad. Only worse section of the BG trail is on the sweeping curve near Children’s Hospital, which was extensively ‘fixed’ a couple years ago (or last year?) and even after the money was spent was still the worst part of the entire trail. UW is a close second worst, and still so. The section after you get near the train station is great, if you haven’t already gone over your handlebars.

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