Construction Alerts

September 30, 2013
A portion of the Sammamish River Trail will be closed overnight for repairs beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1. The effected portion of the trail that will be closed is at the Northeast 175th Street underpass. Repairs are expected to be completed by the following morning at 5:30 a.m.

April 15, 2013
Snoqualmie Valley Trail closed near North Bend
Beginning April 29, the trail will be closed between the Mt. Si Golf Course and the trail’s intersection with Main Avenue North in downtown North Bend to remove and replace an old timber bridge. The work is expected to take about four months to complete, and this stretch of trail should reopen in late August. Read the press release here.

April 10, 2013
Short closures of Snoqualmie Valley Trail at Griffin Creek Bridge (between Carnation and Snoqualmie)
While restoration work has been completed on the old Griffin Creek Bridge that carries King County’s Snoqualmie Valley Trail between Carnation and Snoqualmie, additional utility work later this month will require temporary closure of the trail intermittantly over several days between April 17 and 29. Read the press release here.

10 thoughts on “Construction Alerts

  1. Burke Gilman Trail question.

    Hi, I work in The DePape Architecture Building at 168th and Bothell Way that backs up onto the Burke Gilman Trail. On the last blueprint I saw a few weeks ago, there was a circle around the poplar trees behind our building that said “preserve and protect.” I was very excited about this!
    However, when I was in my office yesterday, there is an orange line and posts behind the trees, making it look like they’re going to be cut down.
    I wanted to make sure this wasn’t a mistake and was hoping the the “preserve and protect” blueprint was correct. Do you have any information on this?
    Thanks for your help,
    Deb Blaha, naturopath

    • Afternoon Deb. Thank you for your comment. One of the criteria during design of the trail redevelopment was to minimize the impacts to the environment and homeowners. We will be removing only the trees necessary for construction of the trail and will be replacing more trees than are being removed (which is above what is required by the City’s Code). The project will also improve the environment through wetland enhancements, slope stabilization, native landscaping and restoration of Lyon Creek.

      There is a Tree Removal/Tree Retention planning document on the Lake Forest Park website The County Arborist, the City Arborist, the Contractor, King County Staff and City Staff will walk the entire corridor on Tuesday, June 14, to confirm that all the trees that have been flagged for removal are correct and make a final decision on the few trees that have been flagged as questionable. This walk-through had to wait until after the trail was surveyed and the “limits of work” were clearly identified so that the final determination of tree removal was as accurate as possible.

  2. Great news that BG trail is reopening. Why would you have a grand reopening event, though? Won’t that waste money that could be better spent elsewhere?

    • Morning Thom. Thanks for your comment. The word “grand” might be a bit of a stretch when we say “grand reopening.” Any event commemorating the reopening of the Burke-Gilman Trail will certainly be a modest event, likely consisting of a few speakers – we will want to publicly thank our partners for their hard work, as well as trail users’ patience during this lengthy redevelopment project – then perhaps a ribbon cutting ceremony. That’s typically the extent of past ceremonies, including last year’s event marking completion of a portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail.

  3. Communication on the most recent round of BGT construction has been disappointing. People planning to ride need to know the nature of delays and the precise location of the work to decide whether to change our routes. Instead we get “near Log Boom Park”. The BGT isn’t just a really narrow park, it’s an important piece of transportation infrastructure — if people are going to bike for transportation here in large numbers (something I really want to see) we need precise communication that allows us to plan our routes. The general lack of road connectivity in the area and poor biking conditions on the adjacent highway make this especially critical. When the Burke is stopped it’s like 520 being stopped for drivers and bus riders — detours are possible and may be worthwhile for some but need to be planned in advance. Without precise information we can’t do that.

  4. I don’t think work on this project has finished, or has it? if not, is it possible to know when work is going to end and when most if not all the trails would be functional?

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