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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: BGT closure extended near U Village

10/18/2007  6:10:00 PM

Burke-Gilman Trail Closed at 30th NE and NE Blakely
Closure extended through October 25th

SEATTLE-The Burke-Gilman Trail, near the northeast corner of the University Village, is closed for about 80 feet at 30th Avenue NE and NE Blakely Street. SDOT is reconstructing the trail due to tree root damage. The work involves removal of asphalt, installing a root barrier and replacing the trail asphalt. The work was to be completed and the trail reopened by late tomorrow, Friday (October 19th), however, the closure will continue possibly until Thursday, October 25 due to a delay in delivery of construction materials. Trail users should use caution approaching the area and follow the signage directing bicyclists along the edge of the trail on Blakely.

This is the first of ten root damage repair work locations on the trail heading north, with the final location being just north of Matthews Beach. The work, which will make for more pleasant and safer travel, has been held until now in order to avoid the peak recreational trail usage occurring during the summer and early fall. Future closures will be announced as the work dates near, weather permitting.

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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