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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Burke-Gilman Trail spot repairs near completion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/24/2008  12:15:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


 Burke-Gilman Trail spot repairs near completion

SEATTLE-SDOT crews will soon complete repair work on the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle, possibly as early as Monday, September 29, leaving a safer and smoother trail for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Today the crews are working at NE 105th Street. Tomorrow they plan to return to N 90th Street. The last portion will be three locations between N 140th Street and North 145th Street.

Bicyclists are directed to dismount and walk around the construction area.

This repair project between 40th Avenue NE and NE 145th Street 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.

The Bridging the Gap transportation initiative approved by Seattle voters is paying for this project.

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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