The paving has finally begun on the Trail reconstruction that has put several miles of the Burke-Gilman Trail just north of Seattle out of commission all summer and fall.
People using the trail today may encounter trouble with the detour stretch closest to Log Boom Park, which was repaved today. The trail segment should be open for evening commuters, though (we will update when we confirm this).
My Red Hook Brewery visits have taken a hard hit by the closure, but many other people have seen a vital transportation corridor severed. The detour options leave a lot to be desired, turning a couple miles of flat, separated trail into 5 or more miles of hills and highway crossings.
Basically, without cooperation by WSDOT to provide a safe bike facility on Highway 522, King County Parks was left advising people to try to suck it up and power through it. After all, the trail is going to be fantastic once it’s finished.
The entire project was scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Doug Williams with King County Parks said they will have an official progress update later this week.
How are all you Burke-Gilman commuters holding up? Are you excited to get into the final stretch?