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Be prepared for Burke-Gilman Trail detour in Lake Forest Park starting Monday

King County Parks will remove 40 poplar trees along the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park starting next week. This work will require trail detours for two weeks, so be prepared. Luckily, the detours don’t look bad, using nearby low-traffic … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail closed in Lake Forest Park today for emergency tree removal

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 … Continue reading

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Small Burke-Gilman work zone in Lake Forest Park this week

To get the McAleer Creek bridge ready for fall rains, King County Park will need to work on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park this week. So be ready to dismount and walk through the short work area. Details … Continue reading

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Tree removal in Lake Forest Park will cause delays on Burke-Gilman Trail

If you’re heading through Lake Forest Park today or tomorrow, you might want to factor in some delay time as crews remove some cottonwood trees. Details from King County Parks: We’re going to be removing a pair of high-risk cottonwood … Continue reading

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On 1 of the biggest DUI days of the year, police stop Burke-Gilman cyclists for entering crosswalk during countdown

I received a discouraging email from a reader who says a motorcycle cop in Lake Forest Park spent his July 4 stopping cyclists who entered the trail crosswalks after the pedestrian signal countdown had started. Not because the light was … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail will reopen Friday at noon

No number of exclamation marks could accurately express the excitement of this news. The Burke-Gilman Trail will reopen tomorrow at noon after being closed for nearly eight months. Reconstruction of the vital link went significantly over-budget, and completion was delayed … Continue reading

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King County Parks: Burke-Gilman reopening delayed another week

The goal of reopening the Burke-Gilman Trail from Seattle to Log Boom Park has been delayed another week. Originally expected to be open in December, the project was delayed until “late January,” and work significantly exceeded the budget. A small … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman paving has begun, delays possible near Log Boom Park

The paving has finally begun on the Trail reconstruction that has put several miles of the Burke-Gilman Trail just north of Seattle out of commission all summer and fall. People using the trail today may encounter trouble with the detour … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman detour alternatives (that don’t include driving) – UPDATED

Following the release of the official Burke-Gilman Trail detour between Log Boom Park and the Seattle border, even King County said not to take it. The closure is scheduled to start tomorrow (June 15) and will not be open for … Continue reading

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King County releases official Burke-Gilman detour

Just five days before the trail is set to close for the summer, King County has released the officially-approved and signed detour route. It is even longer and more out circuitous than the original detour plan and involves 20 steps … Continue reading

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Check out the (not yet official) Burke-Gilman closure detour route

For months now, the most-Googled term leading people to Seattle Bike Blog has been some variation on “2011 Burke-Gilman closure.” King County Parks has been very reluctant to release details on the project, particularly the sure-to-be-disappointing detour route. With work … Continue reading

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