Detour Route for Burke-Gilman Trail Now Open
The detour route for the Burke-Gilman Trail along N. 34th Street between Stone Way N. and Phinney Avenue N. went into effect Wednesday September 14th.

Look for the limerick that appears on a series of signs preceding the detour itself-yet another instance of public art in Fremont!

Burke Mill Road to Close on 9/27
Burke Mill Road, which passes under the Fremont Bridge between Adobe and Getty, will close Tuesday September 27th (after the Oktoberfest weekend) and remain 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.

Construction Begins - Trail Widening
Construction has begun with erosion and sedimentation control along the Burke-Gilman Trail in preparation for widening the route for construction vehicles.

Throughout the project, loaded trucks will enter the trail from the small surface parking lot east of Adobe, follow the widened trail to the bridge and leave via the Burke Mill Road.

Two More Chances to Talk on Tuesdays at Ten
Businesspersons may come join SDOT's Business Liaison Consultant Art Brochet at Peet's (on the corner of 34th and Fremont) on Tuesdays at Ten, either the 20th or 27th of September, for a personal Q&A on the project. Art will have drawings, schedules and coffee with him, ready to answer questions about upcoming activities and impacts.
  Bridge Way work to start soon-with Eastbound Off Ramp
Construction on the Bridge Way N. street improvements will begin with a temporary diversion for those vehicles headed east from the northbound off ramp. All traffic exiting Highway 99 at Bridge Way will be directed to the stop sign at 38th, where they will turn either left toward Fremont Way or right toward Stone Way. (Currently vehicles headed east enjoy an uncontrolled curving turn to the right.)

This diversion will be in place for several months while the eastbound exit is reconfigured and a new cul-de-sac is built for Whitman Avenue, south of Bridge Way.

Business Community Briefing 10/6 at 9AM
Another briefing on the Bridge Approach Replacement Project will be held on Thursday October 6th. Come to hear project team members answer questions about the project.

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