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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Update: Burke-Gilman Trail under Fremont Bridge to open today

10/12/2007  10:30:00 AM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Update: Burke-Gilman Trail under Fremont Bridge to open today

SEATTLE-By this evening, (Friday, Oct 12) pedestrians and bicyclists will again be able to continue on the Burke-Gilman Trail under the Fremont Bridge rather than taking the detour that was provided during bridge construction.

The trail from Stone Way North to Phinney Avenue North has been detoured to North 34th Street during replacement of the Fremont Bridge approaches and replacement of the mechanical and electrical systems of the bridge. Now work has progressed enough to open the trail using a temporary location through the construction site.

Trail users will likely see work being done for WSDOT next to the trail under the north end of the Aurora Bridge sometime during the next week or two, but this work is not expected to require closing the trail.

There will be occasional, brief closures when construction equipment needs to cross the trail on its way to SDOT’s construction site for bridge work, or to make deliveries to the site. When SDOT’s contractor moves the trail to its permanent location in November, the trail will again be closed for approximately one week while the contractor cleans up the site and completes finishing work.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.

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Seattle Department of Transportation

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