This weekend, crews will begin installing safety improvements along the “missing link,” the area of the Burke Gilman between the Fred Meyer and Ballard Locks. The Seattle Department of Transportation tells us that they had planned to begin installing the speed humps in several locations this week but now plan to make installations incrementally, first creating advisory bicycle lanes and lowering the roadway speed to 20 miles per hour. The work is now planned for the next three weekends (Sept. 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22).
During the weekends, crews will be out building concrete islands, installing signage and markings along the entire project corridor which includes the following areas:
- 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
SDOT says flaggers will be out directing traffic, alternating directions as necessary. They expect that at times, one direction of traffic will be temporarily closed, with signage guiding vehicles to use NW 46th St. as a detour. SDOT says to expect reduced speed and delays when traveling through the area.