Ballard Locks open early after day-long closure

Boats and pedestrians can once again use the Ballard Locks. A contractor working on the 95-year-old monolith finished work a day earlier than expected.

The Locks were closed on Tuesday so a Port Gamble construction company could drive sheet piles adjacent to the wall of the small locks. Over the years water has caused erosion along part of the wall creating a scour. The hope is the sheet piles will prevent future erosion. They will also be used as forms so concrete can be pumped in to fill the void.

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