— Advertisement —

City may not clear Burke-Gilman closure before evening commute – UPDATE: Open, but muddy

UPDATE: Seattle Parks says the trail should be open by 4:30, but expect it to be muddy. Crews will power wash the trail tomorrow morning.

Seattle Parks was rushing to clear a mudslide on the Burke-Gilman Trail in near the city border before the evening commute, but an equipment failure means that does not look likely.

Joelle Hammerstad from Seattle Parks said crews will sign a detour route. The city has also rented a replacement excavator machine and lights so they can work into the dark hours to get it cleared.


— Advertisement —

S. Adams tweeted a photo of the mudslide yesterday:

Unfortunately, the area is prone to slides, and this one is likely not the last one we will see in coming months. As we noted yesterday, it is great to see the city and King County treating the Burke-Gilman as a priority transportation corridor, working to clear this slide and a tree that covered the trail in Bothell yesterday.

From Seattle Parks:

We may run out of daylight before we get this cleared due to equipment failure. A replacement excavator is being rented. A light tower is being rented. Work will continue into the evening until the trail is passable. Work will then resume tomorrow Saturday, December 22, for additional cleanup and any residual slide activity. In speaking with the Park Engineer and reviewing the incoming weather pattern that is forecast, it is expected to dry out somewhat. The thinking is that we can complete the work Saturday and we hope not to have any additional activity on the slide into the early part of next week. In the event that we have more slides as we go into the holiday, we have staff on call.

Approximate location:


View Untitled in a larger map


About the author:


Related posts:

Comments

6 responses to “City may not clear Burke-Gilman closure before evening commute – UPDATE: Open, but muddy”

  1. Erik Griswold

    One person with a shovel could clear out enough space for bicycles to pass carefully. C’mon!

    1. Gary

      So bring a shovel, spend an hour and move the dirt… not that hard.

  2. Orv

    This is what mountain bikes are for. ;)

  3. Ben Morris

    Ride up to mudslide. Dis-mount bike. Walk bike around mudslide. Re-mount bike. Feel smug that you out-smarted Mother Nature’s fury. Ride on.
    I concur with Erik – C’MON, MAN!

  4. Sarah

    Ride up to mudslide. Lose control and fall. Sue the city and the parks department and the DOT and Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Suck vitally needed funds from the BG trail. Watch everyone else suffer.

  5. Peter Zimmerman

    I was very pleased with the cleanup response by the city and county to the recent slide, I think the winds are starting to shift in our favor. We need to keep up the pressure on our elected officials to deliver on the improvements promised.

    Thanks, Peter Z.

— 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

Dec
7
Thu
7:15 pm Point83 @ Westlake Park
Point83 @ Westlake Park
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec
9
Sat
10:00 am Little Brook Neighborhood Cleanup
Little Brook Neighborhood Cleanup
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monthly 2nd Saturday Neighborhood Cleanup. If you want to help with cutting vegetation, bring your own good gloves and tools.  We have yard waste bags, grabbers, yellow bags for trash,  light weight gloves and vests.And, as[…]
Dec
10
Sun
9:00 am Mt Baker Hub Alliance 2nd Sunday…
Mt Baker Hub Alliance 2nd Sunday…
Dec 10 @ 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[…]
Dec
11
Mon
6:00 pm Central Seattle Greenways’ month… @ Zoom
Central Seattle Greenways’ month… @ Zoom
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To receive the Zoom link and meeting agendas, visit Central Seattle Greenways’ website at http://centralseattlegreenways.com to subscribe to our Google Group or email us at centralse[email protected]
7:00 pm Aurora Reimagined Coalition
Aurora Reimagined Coalition
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sign up for the meeting invite: https://www.got99problems.org/join-usShareMastodonTwitterFacebookRedditEmail
— Advertisements —

Latest on Mastodon

Loading Mastodon feed…