Earlier this week, we told you the Ballard Bridge would be closed for bridge painting on southbound side starting Monday March 12. But because of the wet weather, the painting has been postponed until Thursday (March 15)evening if weather permits.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) says the lane will remain open during peak traffic periods for southbound traffic, but closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays and then again at night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day, Monday through Thursday.
When the contractor closes the southbound lane, the west sidewalk will also be closed; until then, the east sidewalk is closed to allow the contractor to access to the bridge. Bicyclists are detoured during sidewalk closures. Bicyclists may use the Fremont Bridge or may cross the ship canal at the Ballard Locks. (The sidewalks on the Ballard Bridge are too narrow to accommodate bicycle traffic in two directions on the same sidewalk).