Burke-Gilman Trail Reopens in King County

photo by Gene Bisbee

The much-anticipated NE 145th Street to Lake Forest Park two-mile segment of the Burke-Gilman Trail re-opened February 10, 2012.

The trail was previously detoured around the site, which closed for safety improvements in June 2011. The redeveloped trail is 12 feet wide with soft surface shoulders, enhanced traffic controls and intersection and crossing treatments, and improved lighting and trail signage. Other upgrades include a new stormwater system, retaining walls, slope stabilization, replacement of the Lyon Creek Bridge, and installation of native vegetation. As part of a team, Transpo provided the original safety study and signage plan for the project.

King County will hold an official grand re-opening event in late spring 2012. Visit the project website for more information on improvements to the Burke-Gilman. 

Photo provided by Gene Bisbee.