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Burke-Gilman Trail Extension Project Home
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Ballard Locks to NW 60th Street
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NW 60th St to Golden Gardens Park
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11th Ave NW to Ballard Locks

Burke-Gilman Trail Extension Projects

NW 60th Street to Golden Gardens Park (1 mile)

Map of Project Area | Aerial Map of Trail Alignment

Updated April 30, 2008

Come Celebrate with Us!
Burke-Gilman Trail “60th to Golden Gardens” Opening & Seattle Walks Day!
Join Mayor Greg Nickels
Saturday, May 10th, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Event location:
Golden Gardens Park Entrance
East side of NW Seaview Avenue and NW Seaview Place

Come join us to celebrate this important extension of the Burke-Gilman bike and pedestrian trail. This extension will mark the trail’s connection to Puget Sound. The opening of this trail brings Seattle one step closer to being the most walkable and bikable city in the nation.

Construction Update:
January 11, 2008

Burke-Gilman Trail Extension: NW 60th St. to Golden Gardens
Work to build the Burke-Gilman Trail Extension from NW 60th Street to Golden Gardens Park is progressing smoothly. Substantial completion is expected by February 29, with final completion expected by March 28, 2008 (weather dependent).

The trail paving is approximately 3/4 complete and the retaining walls are built. Next steps in the project include f inishing the paving and landscaping elements.

We look forward to a summer of cycling! As always, thank you for your patience!

Questions about the project can be sent directly to LeAnne Nelson at leanne.nelson@seattle.gov or answered by calling 206-684-3897.

Construction Update:
November 21, 2007

Burke-Gilman Trail Extension from NW 60th St. to Golden Gardens Park
Roads re-open after completion of signal work

Crews building the Burke-Gilman Trail Extension from NW 60th St. to Golden Gardens Park have re-opened 38th Ave. NW and 37th Place NW at Seaview Ave. NW. The roadways were closed for 30 days as crews worked to create a new pedestrian signal and construction of new pavement at the intersection of NW 60th Street and Seaview Avenue NW.

Next steps in the project include final grading and paving of the trail, followed closely by installation of landscaping.

Thank you all for your patience as we continue to build the Burke-Gilman Trail!

Questions about the project can be sent directly to LeAnne Nelson at leanne.nelson@seattle.gov or answered by calling 206-684-3897.

Construction Update: October 12, 2007

Burke-Gilman Trail Extension from NW 60 th St. to Golden Gardens Park
Road Closures for 30 days

Crews building the Burke-Gilman Trail Extension from NW 60th St. to Golden Gardens Park will soon begin the work necessary to create a new pedestrian signal at the intersection of NW 60th Street and Seaview Avenue NW. To complete the signal work, which includes electrical conduits to operate the signal and new concrete paving, requires the closure of 38th Ave. NW and 37th Place NW at Seaview Ave. NW for approximately 30 days. The road closures, beginning at 7 a.m. October 17, 2007, are:

  • 38th Ave. NW at Seaview Ave. NW to BNSF RailRoad (where road becomes NW 61st St.)
  • 37th Place NW at Seaview Ave. NW to NW 57th St.

Weather permitting, this work is expected to be complete by November 17 th, 2007. Crews will be doing demolition; removing debris; running electrical conduit; placing an irrigation line; pouring new concrete; and curing the concrete.

Traffic will be detoured from Seaview Ave. NW to 34th Ave. NW. Detour signs will direct large trucks to turn at 32nd Ave NW, and take NW Market St. to 34th Ave. NW.

Advance warning signs for travelers will be placed at the intersections of NW 57 th St. and 34 th Ave. NW and NW 61st and 36th Ave. NW. Warning signs will also be placed noting that the bridge through Seaview Place, heading north to NW 85th St., has a low clearance of only 9’11”.

Questions about the project can be sent directly to LeAnne Nelson at leanne.nelson@seattle.gov or answered by calling 206-684-3897.

Construction Update
September 10, 2007
Burke-Gilman Trail Extension: NW 60th St. to Golden Gardens

As promised, work is got underway again on the Burke-Gilman Trail Extension from NW 60th Street to Golden Gardens September 4, following a three-week pause. Crews are finishing the clearing and grubbing, working on drainage improvements, and excavating for the necessary retaining walls. Installation of the concrete block walls is expected to begin this week. Crews will be working in and around the 6200 block of Seaview Avenue NW for the next few weeks. Weather permitting, the project is set to wrap up by Spring 2008.

Thank you all for your patience and support as we continue building the Burke-Gilman Trail!

Questions about the project can be sent directly to LeAnne Nelson at leanne.nelson@seattle.gov or answered by calling 206-684-3897.

Construction Update
August 20, 2007
Burke-Gilman Trail Extension: NW 60th St. to Golden Gardens

To facilitate fire hydrant relocation, as part of the Burke-Gilman Trail NW 60th to Golden Gardens extension project, Seattle Public Utilities will shut down water services to the immediate area between 8 p.m. on 8/20/07 and 3 a.m. on 8/21/07. Questions can be directed to the SPU Call Center at (206) 386-1800. Calls will be directed to the appropriate inspector as needed.

Construction Update
August 10, 2007
Burke-Gilman Trail Extension: NW 60th St. to Golden Gardens
Crews building the Burke-Gilman Trail Extension from NW 60th St. to the Golden Gardens Park entrance will cease work for about three weeks while some final project paperwork to meet a change in permitting regulations is filed. The requirement is a technicality that is not expected, weather permitting, to change the project completion date, or to change the project design.

Crews began mobilizing equipment on site in mid-July and have started the first step of clearing, grubbing and grading. Construction is scheduled to recommence the first week in September, along with work to install drainage improvements and build retaining walls.

Sun and smiles for Groundbreaking!

Bicyclists, community residents, and agency representatives officially broke ground for the newest extension of the Burke-Gilman Trail on Thursday, July 19. Participants celebrated the construction of what will be the western terminus of this popular trail that crosses the city.

Mayor Greg Nickels told the crowd that if 100 people chose to ride their bicycles, rather than take their automobiles on a 10 mile trip, they could prevent 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from going into the atmosphere. That carbon was represented by what looked to be a huge stack of coal – courtesy of a local theater. The scenic beauty and peacefulness of the location along the Shilshole Bay Marina and at the entrance to the beachfront park reinforced the Mayor’s environmental message.

Participating in the event were representatives of the Washington Bicycle Alliance, Friends of Burke-Gilman Trail, Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle DOT, Washington State DOT, Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle Parks Department, Seattle City Light, the Port of Seattle and area residents. The gathering included several community volunteers who have worked on the development of the trail for many, many years.


 

Public meeting to discuss construction

About 25 people gathered at Ballard Library the evening of July 16th for a Burke-Gilman Trail NW 60th Street to Golden Gardens pre-construction meeting. Several project team members were on hand to answer questions and explain details, referring to a large project map posted on the wall and handouts. Comments from the meeting include concern over long-term maintenance of the trail and trail signage. Moving forward construction notices regarding next steps will be posted online, distributed to area properties and issued to the Burke-Gilman e-mail notification list (click here to sign up).



Construction Notice
July 10, 2007
Burke-Gilman Trail Extension: NW 60th to Golden Gardens
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will soon begin work to extend the Burke-Gilman Trail from NW 60th St. to Golden Gardens Park. The new segment of trail will run alongside the east side of the Ballard Terminal Railroad tracks between NW 60th and approximately NW 67th Streets. From there, the trail will head west, crossing the tracks and hillside, down to Seaview Avenue NW where it will continue north to the newly constructed trail crossing at the entrance to Golden Gardens Park. A new pedestrian signal at the intersection of NW 60th Street and Seaview Avenue NW will be constructed. Improvements to drainage, landscaping, and lighting will also be completed during construction including approximately 5,200 square foot of modular block retaining wall. In the next two weeks the following is expected to take place as construction begins:

  • Mobilization - crews will bring in the necessary equipment to begin construction.
  • Clearing, grubbing and grading - crews will clear the construction area, and place silt fences for temporary erosion control.
  • Drainage - crews will install drainage improvements.

Normal work hours for the contractor will be 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM . This project to build approximately one mile of new trail within the public right-of-way, is expected to be complete by December of this year. The work will have minimal impact to sidewalks and may temporarily reduce on-street parking in the immediate area.

SDOT will distribute notices with updated information as needed during the project. For further information, please contact either of the following:

LeAnne Nelson, MPA
Communications Manager
206-684-3897
leanne.nelson@seattle.gov.

Diana Holloway, PMP, PE
Sr. Project Manager
206-684-3970
diana.holloway@seattle.gov

Project Description

SDOT is constructing the next segment of the Burke Gilman Trail, a multi-use pedestrian and bicycle path, from NW 60th Street to Golden Gardens Park. It will run alongside the east side of the Ballard Terminal Railroad tracks between NW 60th and approximately NW 67th Streets. From there, the trail will head west, crossing the tracks and hillside, down to Seaview Avenue NW where it will continue north to the newly constructed trail crossing at the entrance to Golden Gardens Park. A new pedestrian signal at the intersection of NW 60th Street and Seaview Ave NW will be constructed. Improvements to drainage, landscaping, and lighting will also be completed during construction.

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