The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle City Light (SCL) are partnering on upgrading the light poles and lights on the north and south end of the Ballard Bridge to meet current lighting standards. SDOT owns and operates the bridge and maintains the approaches while SCL is responsible for the street lighting.
Working on the project since June, SDOT and SCL crews have finished replacing all the poles and luminaries on the west side of the south approach (closest to Fisherman’s Terminal). In preparation for the next round of new light installations, SDOT starts work tomorrow, Thursday, July 19, on the southeast end of the bridge which will extend through the end of the month. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays, the crew must close the right northbound lane and the eastern sidewalk of the bridge as the work involves the use of a crane for removal of the old light poles and installation of new ones. During this work, pedestrians and bicyclists should plan to use the western sidewalk. Upon completion of this phase, the work will shift to the north end of the bridge.
For weekly updates on this project and the coming earthquake retrofit work to be done on the Ballard Bridge, please visit the SDOT Ballard Bridge website: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bridge_rehab_ballard.htm
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114