King County Parks sent out a notice Tuesday morning warning of an emergency closure of the Burke-Gilman Trail near Ballinger Way in Lake Forest Park. A tree has become unstable near the trail bridge, and crews expect to work through most of the daylight hours Tuesday to remove it.
Work should be wrapped up by 4 p.m. for the evening rush. If you are using the trail before then, expect delays.
Details from King County Parks:
A short stretch of King County’s Burke-Gilman Trail through Lake Forest Park will be closed today, Jan. 13, as crews remove a large cottonwood tree that is suddenly leaning across the trail near the pedestrian bridge on the 17100 block of Ballinger Way NE.
No detour is available while this emergency tree removal operation is underway, which is expected to begin between 8 and 8:30 a.m. this morning and last until 4 p.m. this afternoon.