— Advertisement —

County repaving section of Burke-Gilman Trail near Log Boom Park

Photo from Geoff Leadbeater

As several readers have already noticed, the County is repaving a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail near Log Boom Park. Work on the 650-foot stretch of trail should be completed by Friday, according to King County Parks.

Workers are dong some root removal on the previously bumpy section of trail, then installing a root barrier and laying new asphalt. People biking will need to dismount and walk through the construction area.

Though there is no need to detour, there may be periods of 10-15 minutes or so when the trail is closed temporarily for trucks to move in and out. Flaggers will be there to control biking and walking traffic.

— Advertisement —

The bumpy section of trail is at the eastern end of the 2.2-mile section of trail painfully reconstructed last year. The work is paid from the county’s trail and maintenance fund.

About the author:

Related posts:


8 responses to “County repaving section of Burke-Gilman Trail near Log Boom Park”

  1. Kevin McDonald

    This new pavement will be a very welcome improvement! Kind of interesting that the construction crews just kind of “showed up” on Monday without much – if any -advance notice.

  2. Kingcountyvoter


    Maybe King County would like to fix some of the potholes out near Preston, Fall City, North Bend.

    1. Todd

      I’d welcome this but they’re going to go for the biggest bang for their buck — which means you smaller communities get hosed.

  3. Scooter McScooter

    While this improvement is welcome, it doesn’t really begin to address the condition of the rest of the Gilman Trail, as well as the Sammamish River Trail. Both have root bumps that can crash you out if you’re not paying attention, and I’ve seen many users take dangerous detours into “my” side of the trail to take the cleaner lines. I use both of these trails as a last resort – better pavement to be had on surface streets, and I think it’s just as safe if you ride predictably.

    1. Garth

      See, that’s one of the main problems with MUPs–they encourage a false sense of safety and security that leads to riders (and peds) not paying attention. As much as I would like to be just as diligent on the Burke or the Sammamish, I’m as guilty as the next guy. A collision with a car would likely cause more injury, but at least they keep me on my toes.

    2. Todd

      Sometimes we just need to be big boys and appreciate what we have.

  4. Gary

    I’d forgotten how rough the surface of the Burke Gilman trail is until I took a ride on the section from the U up to Magnison Park. Nearly lost it two or three times when I took my hands off the handlebar to ring my bell (It’s on the stem… I needt to figure out a better placement) to alert people that… “F*k! I’m about to crash into you!!!!”… no seriously that bell was nowhere near as loud as my shout..

  5. Todd

    The problem here is that the disparity after the 6 million spent for the 2 miles of trail through Lake Forest Park and Logboom Park was huge. Once again I could have lived with it but it is true that this was a very, very uprooted section of trail. This improvement really just extends this LFP work.

— Advertisement —

Join the Seattle Bike Blog Supporters

As a supporter, you help power independent bike news in the Seattle area. Please consider supporting the site financially starting at $5 per month:

Latest stories

Bike Events Calendar

7:15 pm Point83 @ Westlake Park
Point83 @ Westlake Park
May 30 @ 7:15 pm
Point83 @ Westlake Park
Meet up in the center of the park at 7ish. Leave at 730. Every Thursday from now until forever rain or shine. Bikes, beers, illegal firepits, nachos, bottlerockets, timetraveling, lollygagging, mechanicals, good times.ShareMastodonTwitterFacebookRedditEmail
9:00 am First Saturday Neighborhood Clea…
First Saturday Neighborhood Clea…
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Every month volunteers gather to collect garbage and help beautify our neighborhood. On average, we collect about 15 bags of garbage per clean up, which means 1,000’s of small pieces of plastic that do not[…]
6:30 pm West Seattle Bike Connections mo… @ Online
West Seattle Bike Connections mo… @ Online
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
7:30 pm NW Greenways Meeting @ Virtual via Zoom
NW Greenways Meeting @ Virtual via Zoom
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Our regularly scheduled meeting, happens every other month. Please check NW Greenways Twitter account – https://twitter.com/NWGreenways, our Google Group – https://goo.gl/W9jmzW or our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NWGreenways/) to confirm the meeting. ShareMastodonTwitterFacebookRedditEmail
6:00 pm Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board M…
Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board M…
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly agendas can be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-bicycle-advisory-board/meetings/meeting-agendas The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) advises the Mayor, City Council, and City Departments and Divisions on projects, policies, and programs that improve and/or affect bicycling conditions in[…]
— Advertisements —

Latest on Mastodon

Loading Mastodon feed…