Seattle Department of Transportation crews will begin upgrading ramps at three locations next week on the Burke Gillman trail in Ballard: at Northwest 36th Street, Northwest 39th Street and Northwest Bowdoin Place. The work will begin on May 6 and should be completed by May 23. There will be a detour in place throughout the project; bikes and pedestrians should proceed with caution and closely follow detour signs.
Northbound bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured off the trail at Second Avenue Northwest and will be routed to Northwest 36th Street. Cyclists and pedestrians will continue on Third Avenue Northwest, then onto Northwest 39th Street, and then back onto the Burke Gilman Trail. Then they will be detoured briefly off the trail around the work area at Northwest Bowdoin Place.
Southbound bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured briefly off the trail at Northwest Bowdoin Place, and then directly back onto the trail. Then will be detoured off the trail at Northwest 39th Street and routed to Third Avenue Northwest which turns into Northwest 36th Street. Bicyclists and pedestrians will continue onto Second Avenue Northwest and then back onto the trail.
This project is part of SDOT’s Urban Trails and Bikeways program to upgrade trail ramps to meet current Americans with Disability Act standards. Funding is provided by the Bridging the Gap transportation initiative.
For comments or questions on bicycle or pedestrian issues, please contact SDOT’s Bike and Walk program at 206-684-7583 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org