— Advertisement —

County will close Bothell-area trail tunnel for nighttime work

Image from Google Street View
Image from Google Street View

People who use the Burke-Gilman Trail in the Bothell area should plan on King County workers closing the tunnel near Wayne Golf Course for overnight repair work.

To help keep the trail open for commute hours and busier daytime use, King County Parks is conducting the work at night. Expect the tunnel to be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday of this week.

UPDATE 3/21: Sounds like the delay will continue until March 27. From King County Parks: “Just got word late this afternoon that the nighttime closure of Wayne Tunnel along the Burke Gilman Trail in Bothell must be extended into next week – March 24-27, reopening March 28 (fingers crossed).”

— Advertisement —

Not only will the repair work help keep the tunnel in good working order, but it will also prepare the walls for a mural planned to be painted later this year.

Details from King County Parks:

King County Parks has been making nighttime repairs and improvements to the Wayne Tunnel on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell since early March, including sealing leaking joints, and preparing the tunnel walls for a new mural that will be painted there later this year.

Additional work must be done that will require a trail closure through the tunnel, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly, beginning Monday, March 17 and running through Friday, March 21.

We’ve scheduled the work during the overnight hours in an attempt to minimize impacts to trail users, however, we realize that some trail users could be impacted by this nightly closure.

About the author:

Related posts:


2 responses to “County will close Bothell-area trail tunnel for nighttime work”

  1. Gary

    While I’m glad they are repairing the tunnel, are they going to provide a detour route? Ir looks like you could ride up around it on 96th with a small amount of detouring.. http://goo.gl/maps/VObJh

    1. Yeah, heading east you’d have to turn off into the golf course parking lot (a familiar maneuver to anyone that regularly turns right onto 96th), then left onto 96th, right onto 522 (probably on the sidewalk), right onto the trail as it turns off the road, then left at the fork, over the bridge, and left again (if you’re continuing onto the Sammamish River Trail).

      It’s a little confusing, so a few signs wouldn’t go amiss. I’ve done all this at various times (trying out different routes between the trail and 96th, investigating an odd fragment of the Tolt Pipeline Trail) and I’m not at all sure I wouldn’t get confused trying to navigate through the detour in the dark.

— 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

10:00 am Bike the Light Rail: Eastside Ed… @ Enatai Beach Park
Bike the Light Rail: Eastside Ed… @ Enatai Beach Park
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bike the Light Rail: Eastside Edition @ Enatai Beach Park | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Join me (bobco85) and fellow ride leader & YouTuber Hanoch (Best Side Cycling) on a tour of all of the light rail stations that will be opening this spring in Bellevue and Redmond! The route[…]
10:00 am Little Brook Neighborhood Cleanup
Little Brook Neighborhood Cleanup
Apr 13 @ 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[…]
9:00 am Mt Baker Hub Alliance 2nd Sunday…
Mt Baker Hub Alliance 2nd Sunday…
Apr 14 @ 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[…]
6:00 pm South Seattle Safe Streets Coali… @ Virtual via Zoom
South Seattle Safe Streets Coali… @ Virtual via Zoom
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Joint meeting between Rainier Valley Greenways & Beacon Hill Safe Streets.ShareMastodonTwitterFacebookRedditEmail
7:15 pm Point83 @ Westlake Park
Point83 @ Westlake Park
Apr 18 @ 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
— Advertisements —

Latest on Mastodon

Loading Mastodon feed…