Work on Lynnwood Link will close the Scribner Creek Trail for two years and will require intermittent closures of the Interurban Trail, Sound Transit says.
The Scribner Creek Trail is basically a path along the southwest edge of the Lynnwood Park and Ride parking lot that connects to the Interurban Trail. So if you don’t recognize the name, you may use this trail if you access the trail from the park and ride.
The more significant impact, though, will be the series of Interurban Trail closures in the area over the years of construction. The first such closure is scheduled for late October and will last two weeks, but later closures could last up to 6 months. And the detour route includes a busy stretch of 200th Street SW and the sidewalk of 44th Ave W (there is no curb cut from 44th to the trail, so the sidewalk is the only option unless Sound Transit adds a ramp). Maybe there will be an unofficial way to weave through the park and ride area to skip some of the detour, but the official detour map doesn’t suggest an alternative.
Details from Sound Transit:
As early as Monday, September 14, Sound Transit’s contractor will close the Interurban Trail near the Lynnwood
Transit Center to begin work for the Lynnwood Link Extension. The Interurban Trail will be closed intermittently
over the next two years, detours will be provided.
In September, the Interurban Trail will be temporarily closed for three days. A portion of The Scriber Creek Trail
will also be closed for two years (see schedule below).
Monday, September 14, to Thursday, September 17.
The Interurban Trail will be closed between 52nd Ave S and 44th Ave W. (see map)
The Scriber Creek Trail will be closed between Interurban Trail and 48th Ave W. (see map)
Scriber Creek trail:
- Mid-September 2020 – September 2022
Additional Interurban trail closures are scheduled, including:
- Late October – 2 weeks
- December – intermittent short-term, closures
- March 2021 – 2 months
- May 2022 – 6 months
Follow all detour signage and stay within marked trail detours.
Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
Sound Transit is not our friend. Agencies that close important bicycle connections for months or years do not take bicycling seriously as a transportation alternative.
I don’t suppose Lynnwood could be convinced to put a bike lane in on 4th? It’s an incredibly wide street so it seems like it might just be a matter of paint.