Top: Knut Riksheim, 79, of Lake Forest Park, navigates signs during the four-mile walk he takes five to six times a week on the Burke-Gilman...

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Top: Knut Riksheim, 79, of Lake Forest Park, navigates signs during the four-mile walk he takes five to six times a week on the Burke-Gilman Trail, which is being renovated. Detouring back to the trail after using a parallel street, Riksheim was frustrated the project has taken so long. “It’s going to be great if they ever get it finished,” he said. The trail is to open in late January, said county spokesman Doug Williams.

Right: A hole big enough to bike through has been cut in a fence intended to keep people from using a stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail where work has been going on. People who ordinarily use this part of the trail, near Northeast 145th Street, have voiced impatience now that the project has taken longer than scheduled. This section of fence, seen looking north, was breached Sunday, and several cyclists and a runner were seen using the new stretch.