A section of West Commodore Way just west of the Salmon Bay Railroad Bridge is closed as crews are installing the new sewer pipe underneath the waterway between Magnolia and Ballard.
According to Seattle Public Utilities, the contractor is working on a site on the 3500 block of West Commodore Way, and traffic will be detoured around the site in a loop along West Fort Street, Gilman Ave W, West Government Way and Texas Way. They expect to be finished sometime next week. Local access will be maintained.
The Pump Station 43 Emergency Sewer Force Main Replacement project is to replace the sewer main that runs from Ballard to Magnolia west of the Ballard Locks, which was found to be damaged in the fall of 2017. The pipe, which they discovered was severely cracked, was then bypassed to prevent additional sewage from flowing into the Ship Canal. Rather than repair it, they Seattle Public Utilities decided to replace the entire force main to protect the waterway.
To learn more about the project and its timeline, click here.