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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Burke-Gilman Trail repair to begin in northeast Seattle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/12/2008  4:30:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Burke-Gilman Trail repair to begin in northeast Seattle

SEATTLE- SDOT crews plan to begin repairs to the Burke-Gilman Trail early next week, starting at 40th Avenue NE.

Paving crews estimate that work at 40th Avenue NE will take approximately two weeks, but expect to have a more accurate estimate once the work begins. Bicyclists will need to dismount and walk around the construction area. When finished at 40th Avenue NE, the crews will move to a location near Princeton Avenue NE, and then continue northward to other locations ending at NE 145th Street.

The work is required because tree roots have pushed the pavement up at several locations on the trail, causing a rough ride and a potential hazard for cyclists and pedestrians.

Bridging the Gap transportation initiative funds, approved by Seattle voters, will pay for this project.

In a separate project, a contractor working for the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation plans to soon begin repairing the Burke-Gilman Trail overpass at NE 45th Place. The start date will be determined once the required materials arrive.

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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