SDOT started work today on repairs to the Burke-Gilman Trail to fix a drainage issue that has been causing ponding near Meridian Ave. People on bikes will be detoured onto Northlake (be careful riding over the old railroad tracks).
Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation are beginning work today on a drainage problem by the Burke Gilman Trail, taking advantage of what is forecast to be a window of favorable weather. They are working on a paved approach to the trail near Meridian Avenue North and North Northlake Way and expect to complete the work by November 17, weather permitting.
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On-street parking on Northlake Way will be restricted in the work area. Drivers are advised to slow down and use caution.
A detour for bicyclists and pedestrians on the trail will be in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bicyclists will be detoured east of Meridian North onto the roadway of North Northlake Way, merging with traffic, returning to the trail at Burke Avenue North. Pedestrians will be detoured from the trail at N 36th Street, near North Pacific Street, returning to the trail at Burke Avenue North.