Construction Starts Tuesday - 9/6
Construction officially begins next week, with Mowat Construction establishing erosion and sedimentation controls and establishing a detour for the Burke Gilman Trail, which will be closed underneath the Fremont Bridge until approximately the fall of 2007.

Burke-Gilman Trail Bike Detour Route to Open Soon
A detour route (shown on the website) will be established for bicyclists prior to closure of the Burke-Gilman Trail (tentatively planned for Monday 9/12).

The detour, which will be in effect until the trail is reopened in 2007, maintains an east-west route for bicyclists through the heart of Fremont along N. 34th Street between Stone Way N. and Phinney Avenue N.

On Sundays the detour route between Evanston and Phinney will shift one block north (onto 35th Street) to accommodate the world famous Fremont Sunday Market.

Pedestrians will be still allowed on the trail except in the construction zone, where hard hats, steel-toed boots and loud voices are required.

Burke Mill Road to Close After Oktoberfest
Burke Mill Road, which passes under the Fremont Bridge between Adobe and Getty, will remain open until sometime after the Oktoberfest weekend-September 23rd, 24th and 25th- after which it will be closed until approximately the fall of 2007.

The road will remain open at both ends but no traffic (car, bike or foot) will be allowed to pass underneath the bridge itself for safety reasons.
  Bridge Way Construction to Start 9/12
Mid-Mountain will begin construction on the Bridge Way N. street improvements September 12th. This project entails new signals for the on- and off-ramps to the Aurora Bridge and upgrades to signals on Linden Ave. North and Stone Way N.

There will also be some other changes, most notably that Whitman Ave. N. south of Bridge Way will become a cul-de-sac entered from N. 36th Street, and that the right-hand turn from southbound Stone Way N. onto Bridge Way N. will be controlled by a signal in the future.

Meet with your Business Liaison on Tuesdays at Ten
SDOT's Business Liaison Consultant Art Brochet will be available, in person, at Peet's (on the corner of 34th and Fremont) on Tuesdays at Ten during the month of September. He will have project drawings and schedule information (and a double mocha) with him, ready to answer questions about upcoming activities and impacts.

For More Info
Background on the Fremont Bridge Approach Replacement project, including drawings, photographs and an email list sign-up form, is available at here.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the project please call SDOT Project Manager Lorelei Mesic at 206-684-5178.

Also, businesses may contact SDOT's business-liaison consultant, Art Brochet, 206-547-1008 or art@muirpr.com.