Update: SDOT has revised the bridge closure details with the following information: “The full bridge closures will be from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturdays, April 14, 21 and 28 and from midnight on the same Saturdays through 6 a.m. Sunday morning, April 15, 22, and 29.”
Earlier: Starting this weekend, the Ballard Bridge will be closed overnight so crews can paint areas of the bridge not accessible when the spans are in the down position. The bridge will be closed the next three weekends at night, from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturdays, April 14, 21 and 28. It will be closed from midnight each Sunday, April 15, 22, and 29, through 6 a.m. the following Monday mornings. The work is weather dependent, and will be rescheduled in the event of rain, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).
SDOT says the bridge painting should be done by the end of May. The west side should be completed by the end of April, which will end the southbound lane and west sidewalk closures. They say there will be additional northbound lane and east sidewalk closures in May, but not during the afternoon commute between 3 and 8 p.m. Again, SDOT reminds that the timing of sidewalk closures is not tied to lane closures and the contractor may close the sidewalks at any time except during the peak commutes for that side of the bridge.