8-month detour for Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont

Starting next week, a section of the Burke-Gilman will be rerouted to allow for the replacement of a 100-year-old water main next to the Ship Canal.

The eight-month closure will start on Monday, Dec. 17, with a detour beginning (if traveling from Ballard) on the west end of the Fremont Canal Park. The detour will lead pedestrians and bicyclists east on NW 36th St in Fremont, and then south on 2nd Ave NW to rejoin the trail where 2nd meets NW Canal St.

According to Seattle Public Utilities, the construction is part of the Fremont to Queen Anne Water Main Replacement project, which will construct a new 24-inch drinking water feeder main in a utility tunnel — AKA, a “utilidor” — under the Ship Canal between Fremont and Queen Anne. SPU says the feeder mains are critical components of the drinking water systems that serve neighborhoods — the current feeder has been in operation for almost a century, and was taken out of service in 2011 because it had begun to leak.

Learn more about the project and its timeline here.

 


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Compassion
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Compassion

I hope very much that this does not require removal of any vagrant tents. Pulling people out of their filthy campsites and/or disrupting their junk nods this close to Christmas is heartless and certainly not in keeping with this city’s progressive soul.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

My favorite asm, sarcasm! I love you so, so much.

Rochelle Moore
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Rochelle Moore

Why does everyone rant and rave on this post? We can’t solve the situation of the homeless. But if we become strong and united and take matters into our own hands , someone will take notice

briarrose
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briarrose

Why? It’s the nature of the internet and the American way.

Truth
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Truth

I hope very much that this does not require removal of any vagrant tents. Pulling people out of their filthy campsites and/or disrupting their junk nods this close to Christmas is heartless and certainly not in keeping with this city’s progressive soul.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present an upstanding member of “Safe” Seattle.

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

No one gives a sht about safe seattle

Mike
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Mike

This looks to have started this morning FYI

Rochelle Moore
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Rochelle Moore

What time does it matter when it may have started?

Rochelle Moore
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Rochelle Moore

I lived for awhile in Lake City. No tents around town other than in a local church parking lot. A lot of theft where I worked. Anything you would use to camp with. Now Fred Meyer has to lock up flashlights.