PHOTOS: Ribbon cut in Burien for segment of new ‘Lake to Sound’ trail


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From left to right: Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett, Burien City Councilmember Stephen Armstrong, Former King County Councilmember Julia Patterson, King County Councilmember David Upthegrove, and Director King County Parks Kevin Brown. Click image to see animation of the ribbon cutting.

On Friday, March 10, the ribbon was officially cut on a new segment (“Segment B’) of the ‘Lake to Sound’ trail in Burien.

According to King County:

The Lake to Sound Trail, once complete, will be a 16-mile non-motorized, multi-use recreational trail spanning from the south end of Lake Washington in Renton, all the way to the shoreline of Puget Sound in Des Moines.

One of the first trails to make connections between our larger network of Regional Trails System, the Lake to Sound Trail will use a variety of methods – a separated path, roadside sharrows, and sidewalk shared path – to complete the length of the trail.

Designed and constructed in segments, as funding allows, the construction includes a 12-foot-wide asphalt trail with two-foot soft surface shoulders and one-foot clear zones on each side of the trail, as well as other elements like retaining walls, improved intersections/traffic controls, improved drainage systems, culverts, bollards, native landscaping, fencing, art, and other trail amenities.

Funding for the preliminary design of the entire corridor and construction of the North Segment was proposed as part of the 2014-2019 King County Parks, Trails, and Open Space Replacement Levy.

“I was delighted to join in the ribbon cutting for this link in the Lake-to-Sound Trail, which will connect Des Moines Beach Park with Lake Washington and the rest of our regional trail system,” King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said. “A vision of Julia Patterson’s is coming to fruition.”

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