The Seattle Department of Transportation is installing an enhanced pedestrian/bicycle signal, curb ramps and crosswalks at the intersection of Northwest Dock Place and Leary Avenue Northwest as part of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway Project. In order to complete this work, access to Northwest Dock Place from Leary Avenue Northwest is temporarily restricted around the clock for approximately four weeks.
The work zone on the north side of the intersection was established yesterday (Dec. 14). The work zone on the south side of the intersection will be established on Thursday (Dec. 17). During this time, traffic on Leary Avenue Northwest will be reduced to one lane in each direction to accommodate the work zones on both sides of the intersection. Drivers on Leary Avenue Northwest will not be able to turn north or south onto Northwest Dock Place. Those needing access to Northwest Dock Place to the north of Leary Avenue Northwest are encouraged to use Russell Avenue Northwest via Northwest Ione Place. Those needing local access to Northwest Dock Place to the south of Leary Avenue Northwest are encouraged to use Ballard Avenue Northwest via Northwest 48th Street or Northwest Ione Place.
During construction at this intersection, temporary pedestrian paths will be clearly marked and temporary Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps will be installed.
In addition to these pedestrian safety improvements at Northwest Dock Place and Leary Avenue Northwest, the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway will include speed humps, all-way stops, wayfinding signage and pavement markings throughout the corridor, flashing beacons, reduced vehicle speed to 20 mph and spot pavement and sidewalk repairs. Construction of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway began on September 1 and will last for approximately six months. Click here to sign up to receive email updates about the project.
The Ballard Neighborhood Greenway will connect Soundview Playfield at Northwest 90th Street to Salmon Bay using 17th Avenue Northwest until it turns onto Northwest Dock Place and ends at Ballard Avenue Northwest. This neighborhood greenway is one route in a citywide network of neighborhood greenways. Greenways are residential streets made safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to walk and ride bikes. They are not car-free zones, and they have minimal if any on-street parking impacts. Greenways start with a good foundation—streets with already low car volumes and speeds—and make small improvements that add up to a big difference.