The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle City Light (SCL) are continuing their work upgrading the light poles and lights on the north and south ends of the Ballard Bridge. The work is being done to meet current lighting standards.
The work, which started in June, is moving into the next round of installations. Today, SDOT will start working on the southeast end of the bridge through the end of the month. SDOT says between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays, the crew will 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. They say that during this work, pedestrians and bicyclists should plan to use the western sidewalk. When that phase is complete, the work will shift to the north end of the bridge.
To learn more about the project and the upcoming earthquake retrofit work to be done on the bridge, visit SDOT’s Ballard Bride website.