Burke Gilman Trail closed in Fremont

Friday is Bike to Work day and many people will be riding along the Burke Gilman Trail, but the trail is closed through Fremont.

Seattle City Light crews are busy working along the north side of the Ship Canal closing the trail between Phinney Ave. N. and the Fremont Bridge. Mike Eagan, with City Light says, “This is preliminary work for a project to upgrade the large steel lattice towers on the Fremont and Queen Anne sides of the canal and the high-voltage lines that span the canal.” The city crews will be working for about two more weeks before the contractor takes over. There will be temporary closures for the next several months. Detours have been set up. (Thanks for the picture, Michael!)
Updated: Mike Eagan says that City Light will hold off blocking the Trail until about 9:15 Friday morning and re-open it by 3 p.m.


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donarb
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donarb

This is BS. Most of last two years, they closed the trail here while working on the Fremont Bridge. They couldn't have scheduled this work along with that?

IanT
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IanT

kind of like how the parks department always mows along the burke during the morning commute

great idea
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great idea

relax don.
these closures really are temporary. 3/4 of the time I've encountered this stretch of trail this week it was open.

and Ian, sorry the parks dept. maintenance crew didn't check with you regarding their lawn-mowing schedule. deal.

Gurple
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I hit this stretch this morning at about 9:05 and had to go around a bulldozer or something on the trail. That made that stretch of trail blind — I hope no one ran into anybody. You'd think it would have been a worthwhile PR move to wait until /after/ Bike to Work Day.

Meg
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Meg

I agree w/you, Don. I used to work at the Adobe buildings along the trail and it was a pain! We're just tired of constant construction…