As we’ve written before, The Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Metro are hoping to make changes to Market Street and Route 44. According to SDOT, the changes will “promote faster travel, provide better schedule reliability and will include enhanced bus stops.” The two agencies will be holding a public open house later this week for the public to learn about the proposed changes.
According to SDOT, the proposed changes in Ballard will include:
Back in May of this year the president of the Ballard District Council wrote a letter to the director of SDOT, Peter Hahn, with concerns about some proposed changes that were discussed at the April District Council meeting. You can read their concerns here.
A funding package hasn’t been secured for the project, so SDOT believes the implementation will be carried out in phases between 2011 and 2014.
The community open house will be held this Thursday, September 16th from 5:30 to 7 p.m at Ballard Swedish Medical Center (5300 Tallman Ave NW), Conference Room A. You are also welcome to email your comments to Jeff Bender at email@example.com or call: 206.684.8837.