The city has scheduled two Burke-Gilman Trail improvements this week: Improved ADA ramps in Frelard and an improved crossing at Latona Ave in Wallingford.
Expect delays and detours starting today.
Details on the Frelard work, from SDOT:
Seattle Department of Transportation crews will begin upgrading ramps at three locations next week on the Burke-Gilman trail in Ballard: on Northwest 36th Street, Northwest 39th Street and Northwest Bowdoin Place. The work will begin on May 6 and should be completed by May 23. There will be a detour in place throughout the project; bikes and pedestrians should proceed with caution and closely follow detour signs.
Northbound bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured off the trail at Second Avenue Northwest and will be routed to Northwest 36th Street. Cyclists and pedestrians will continue on Third Avenue Northwest, then onto Northwest 39th Street, and then back onto the Burke Gilman Trail. Then they will be detoured briefly off the trail around the work area at Northwest Bowdoin Place.
Southbound bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured briefly off the trail at Northwest Bowdoin Place, and then directly back onto the trail. Then will be detoured off the trail at Northwest 39th Street and routed to Third Avenue Northwest which turns into Northwest 36th Street. Bicyclists and pedestrians will continue onto Second Avenue Northwest and then back onto the trail.
This project is part of SDOT’s Urban Trails and Bikeways program to upgrade trail ramps to meet current Americans with Disability Act standards. Funding is provided by the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative.
Details on the Latona work, from SDOT:
Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will install a new, marked crosswalk and new curb ramps at the intersection of Northeast Pacific Street and Latona Avenue Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and 9, to provide improved access to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
The new, marked crosswalk will indicate the preferred crossing location for pedestrians on Northeast Pacific Street. The new curb ramps will improve access for people with mobility challenges. A wider curb ramp on the southwest corner of the intersection will also improve access for bicyclists.
The community requested this project through the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund, a city-administered program that works with communities to prioritize and build neighborhood projects.
· Wednesday: SDOT crews will install a 12-foot wide ramp on the southwest corner of the intersection. Cyclists will dismount and walk their bikes near the work zone. Latona Avenue Northeast will be closed to southbound vehicular traffic between Northeast Pacific Street and Northeast Northlake Way continuing into the evening until this work is completed.
· Thursday: crews will install new curb ramps on the northwest corner. Traffic on Northeast Pacific Street will be restricted to one lane shared by both directions of traffic with the assistance of traffic flaggers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Map of work areas: