The third and final weekend closure of the Ballard Bascule Bridge, scheduled for April 28-29, will no longer be necessary. Crews were able to take advantage of the good weather last weekend and completed the tasks ahead of schedule.
The Seattle Department of Transportation bridge maintenance project is expected to be complete by the end of May 2012. The contractor expects to have the west side of the bridge completed by April 27th, ending the southbound lane and west sidewalk closures. There will be additional northbound lane and east sidewalk closures, beginning April 30th, but they will open for the PM commute between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.. Please note, the timing of sidewalk closures is not tied to lane closures and the contractor may close the sidewalks at any time except during the PM commute noted above. Sidewalks will be open throughout the weekend unless the contractor chooses to work over the weekend.
The Ballard Bascule Bridge Painting Project will preserve the useful life of the structure and is funded by the Bridging the Gap voter-approved transportation initiative.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114