The light poles and lights on the north and south ends of the Ballard Bridge will soon be upgraded, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle City Light (SCL). SDOT, who owns the bridge, plans to take down the existing poles and install new pole foundations in preparation for the new poles and lights to be installed.
The work was started during the recent bridge painting project, but more work is needed to finish. So, starting next Monday, June 25, and the following week of July 2, SDOT will close the southbound right curb lane from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day while they install the new light poles. Then, SCL crews will install and turn on the new light fixtures.
The week of July 9, SDOT expects to move to the east side of the bridge and close the right lane northbound from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, in order to remove the old lighting and install new pole bases and poles in preparation for SCL to install the new lighting.
Sidewalks will remain open during the work, and the project should be finished by August.