Seattle Parks and Recreation is working to clean up debris and temporarily stabilize the adjacent hillside at the site of a landslide, which occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, on a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail at 13200 Riviera Pl. NE.
The trail is closed from NE 127th to NE 142nd streets and bicyclists are being detoured on to Riviera Pl. NE, east of the trail. It is not currently known when the section of the trail will reopen.
The hillside in question is on private property and Seattle Parks and Recreation has notified the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, which will work to notify the homeowner.
Seattle Parks and Recreation dispatched civil and soil engineers, two heavy equipment crews, a tree crew, and a traffic control crew to the location of the slide this morning to assess the slide, stabilize the hillside, and begin cleanup efforts. Crews removed three trees and approximately 20 yards of material, filling up three dump trucks before a second slide occurred at approximately 1 p.m.
Crews are currently onsite working hard to stabilize the hillside. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Civil Engineer is directing cleanup efforts and monitoring the area to determine how much of the hillside is loose. Traffic control crews are set up on each side of the trail section with signage alerting bicyclists of the closure.