This weekend, weather permitting, crews will begin installing South Ballard Corridor Safety Improvements designed to address longstanding pedestrian and cyclist safety concerns. The City originally planned to install speed humps in several locations this week but will now make installations incrementally, first creating advisory bicycle lanes and lowering the roadway speed limit to 20 miles per hour. The City will then monitor traffic to see if further changes are needed.
City crews plan to work the weekends of Sept. 7-8, Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 21-22 building concrete islands and installing signage and markings along the entire project corridor:
- Shilshole Avenue NW (between NW 45 Street and NW 46 Street)
- NW 45th Street between Shilshole Avenue NW and 11 Avenue NW
- Ballard Avenue NW & 17th Avenue NW, and NW 48th Street & Ballard Avenue NW
As much as possible, flaggers will direct traffic around the work, alternating directions as necessary. At times one direction of traffic will be temporarily closed, with signage guiding vehicles to use NW 46th Street as a detour. Please expect reduced speeds and delays when traveling through the area.