The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle City Light (SCL) are partnering to upgrade the light poles and lights on the north and south end of the Ballard Bridge. SDOT owns and operates the bridge and maintains the approaches while SCL is responsible for the street lighting. SDOT crews are taking down existing poles and installing new pole foundations in preparation for the new poles and lights that will be installed. The new lighting will meet current standards.
SDOT’s Roadway Structures crews took advantage of the closures required for the recent bridge painting project and began installing the new light pole foundations; however, more time is required to finish this phase of the work and to complete the project.
Starting next Monday, June 25, and the following week of July 2, SDOT will close the southbound right curb lane from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day while they install the new light poles. SCL crews will then follow and install and turn on the new light fixtures. The week of July 9, SDOT expects to move to the east side of the bridge and close the right lane northbound from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, in order to remove the old lighting and install new pole bases and poles in preparation for SCL to install the new lighting.
During the work the sidewalks will remain open for pedestrians and bicyclists. SDOT and SCL anticipate completing the project in August. Updates will be provided weekly on progress and any changes in lane closures.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114