After years of planning, work will commence this week for the RapidRide D Line which will serve Ballard on 15th Ave NW. Metro’s RapidRide plan includes a new fleet of buses designed to serve busy corridors, created with low floors and more doors for quicker boarding and exiting. The RapidRide routes will get a facelift, with new bus shelters, some HOV lanes and bus bulbs.
According to Linda Thielke from the King County Department of Transportation, preliminary work will begin on Wednesday, April 11. Crews will be working near the Ballard Bridge and location south of the bridge. She says most of the work will be removing existing bus shelters/stops to make way for the installation of the RapidRide stops and stations.