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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Work on Burke-Gilman Trail Starts Today, North of the U of W

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/15/2009  9:30:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Work on Burke-Gilman Trail Starts Today, North of the U of W

SEATTLE-SDOT paving crews will begin work today on the Burke-GilmanTrail north of the University of Washington, from 36th Avenue NE to NE 50th Street, and plan to complete the work by 3 p.m. on Friday June 19. They will close the Burke-Gilman Trail from 37th Avenue NE to NE 50th Street, 24-hours a day. A detour will be provided on 39th Avenue NE, which will be closed to motor vehicles except for drivers headed for destinations within that area.

The crews will remove and replace areas of the trail damaged by tree roots.

Advance notice was not provided for this work due to an unscheduled rush job that preceded this project. Because of the high level of interest in repairing the trail, SDOT is choosing not to delay the work.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 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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