North Creek Trail segment closed under SR 522 in Bothell
July 28, 2008 · Updated 2:46 PM
Washington State Department of Transportation crews have closed a segment of the North Creek bicycle/pedestrian trail from just north of State Route 522 near the University of Washington, Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus to the route’s overpass near the junction of the Sammamish River Trail. The month-long closure is necessary so crews can begin widening the SR 522 bridges and build a new southern entrance to the college campus.
“We have to close the trail at this location to protect bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The work zone is directly beside the trail. Heavy construction equipment and falling steel debris poses a serious risk to trail users,” said Project Engineer Janice Fahning.
Detour signs direct bicyclists and pedestrians to 102nd Avenue Northeast and Beardslee Boulevard in downtown Bothell. There are also detour fliers available at the main trail entrances near the campus.
The current closure is scheduled for 30 days, but trail users should be aware that there will be a total of 90 closure days throughout the project duration. The next closure dates have not been scheduled, but will be posted on the project Web site and in information boxes located at the major trail entrances.
For information about the $50.7 million project, visit: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR522/UW/.