Repairs to the Burke-Gilman Trail

Beginning on Monday, November 7th, repairs on the Burke-Gilman Trail through the University District will sometimes require that detours be used.

Repairs to five sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail that runs through the University District will begin on Monday, November 7th, 2016.

Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the contract for repairs to Westwater Construction. Work is scheduled to be completed in early 2017. This project will repair sections of the trail, remove areas of asphalt in disrepair, remove invasive roots that are causing upheaval, and replace those sections with new asphalt. Trail sections were determined by 2015 condition-assessment work done in collaboration with Seattle Department of Transportation.

Cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured around the construction area onto side streets. The contractor will work on one section at a time, from east to west, to reduce the impact to trail users.

Please visit for more information about the detour routes.


Seattle Parks and Recreation will also perform small asphalt repairs on the Burke-Gilman Trail in November between Gas Works Park (Meridian Ave. N) and the I-5 bridge, and may require cyclists to dismount and walk around repair work (no detour route will be required).

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