Market Street construction to continue, with Missing Link work on pause

Construction on Market Street will continue, as crews work to finish street improvements that are independent from the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link project.

Last week, King County Judge Roger Rogoff said work must halt on the Missing Link construction in order to address key issues found within the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). However, the current work on Market Street includes more comprehensive improvements, and will continue.

Dan Nolte from the City Attorney’s Office tells My Ballard that aspects which are independent from the Missing Link will continue through the year.

“Completing the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link is one part of a larger Ballard Multimodal Corridor project to improve multi-modal safety, including roadway paving, new sidewalks, storm drainage, and signal improvements,” Nolte says.

“We’re currently assessing next steps for the trail.”

In a press release addressing the recent ruling from Judge Rogoff, the Cascade Bicycle Club maintains confidence that the Shilshole alignment will be successful.

“Cascade remains committed to completing the Burke-Gilman Missing Link along the route that the majority of the community wants. We don’t see this ruling as slowing down the project long-term,” Richard Smith, Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club, said in the statement. “The choice of
Shilshole Ave. NW as the route of the Missing Link has been affirmed as the most simple, safe and connected route. This evaluation is one that experts agree on, the community wants, and that we support for just those reasons.”

In the meantime, crews will carry on working to finish the Market Street improvements.

This week, paving will continue, with plans today (July 10) to pave the east driveway of Limback Lumber to 26th Ave NW, and potentially up to the AMLI Mark24 apartments. They say driveways impacted by this work will reopen on Saturday morning. Tomorrow, crews plan to pave in front of Spirit Gas, at 24th Ave NW.

Because this weekend is SeafoodFest, crews will temporarily remove traffic control on NW Market St east of 24th Ave NW, from Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th.

For weekly updates and new about the project, visit the NW Market St Paving Project website.

Photo supplied by SDOT


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fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

FFS Salmon Bay. Nobody wants you here any more. Your trucks are dangerous and you provide nothing positive to the community other than a few bucks on Budweiser at local bars. The trail is happening on Shilshole and you will stop for cylists. Every. Time.

Amphidextrous
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Amphidextrous

Not a word about Judge Rogoff, who heard the case and the arguments and read the briefs?!? How can you be so sure the case was wrongly decided when we know so much less than those who were there?
Has it been revealed whether the decision will be appealed?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

You’re sure good at putting words in people’s mouths.
Salmon Bay has been screwing over our community and making it less safe for cyclists and pedestrians for DECADES on this issue.

Insanity
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Insanity

What exactly does “FFS” mean? Also there may be just a few people that want them here, maybe like the employees and regular customers. I guess their careers, families and way of life can be overlooked as long as there is a bike trail for you.

Truth
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Truth

If the owners of Salmon Bay feel they can’t properly run a profitable business with a bike trail nearby, maybe they should sell to owners who can, like Lakeside just a mile east in Fremont?

If I were a worker for Salmon Bay, I’d be very nervous about my the competence of my bosses right now and my short term job security.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

I’ll let you look that one up, you clearly have the ability to use the Internet.
Yes, I stand corrected – there are *just a few* people people that want them here. Based on the fact how negative they are, my guess is the vast majority do not.
How will their careers be affected by a multimodal trail?
How will their families be affected by a multimodal trail?
What precisely is their “way of life” that’s going to be affected by a multimodal trail?

I guess my safety, and that of hundreds of other cyclists’ safety can be overlooked as long as there is free parking made available on public land for private vehicles parking near Salmon Bay.

NA
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NA

Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel has honestly sown such negativity and ill will in the community over this issue for decades… I will celebrate the day their musty buildings are bulldozed for condos

terryj
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terryj

musty buildings? what about sand and gravel don’t you get? will those condos be made from straw and mud? no cement you moron.NA is appropriate for you non applicable. please don’t have children and never ever vote. Besides SBS&G is going nowhere.

bobbyv
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bobbyv

Time will tell what is going to happen ! This should have been figured out before the work began ! Remember this mess when you go to vote in the next few elections !

terryj
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terryj

you mistakenly think seattle politicians and those that elected them have a clue. your bad

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Oh good lord, will this never end?
This will go down in the history of Seattle as one big fiasco.
I just hope the trail is finished in my lifetime.

Matt
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Matt

They shouldn’t have started work on Market. They should have started on Shilshole when they got the first green light.

terryj
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terryj

a judge just squashed the bike trail, thats why they started where they did. the city has been blowing $$$ and smoke in hopes of pushing this through.

FredF
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FredF

Nobody believes an industrial park is the safest choice for a bicycle trail.

I hope every bicyclist that ends up getting run over are Cascade members – since they demanded this route, not innocent families and kids.

An industrial park is no place for a bike trail. SDOT and cascade do not care about bicycle safety, that is clear.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

FredF – there are many trails in Seattle that are in industrial areas, BGT in Ballard (East of FM) and in Fremont, Ship Canal Trail in Queen Anne, Harbor Island Trail, Duwamish Trail, to name a few.
FWIW the Cascade bike club does more to promote bike safety than any other group in Seattle.

terryj
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terryj

then why do the majority t NOT use mirrors? next to the helmet the most important piece of biking equipment. my guess for you,meat lovers pizza and haven’t been on a bike since grade school.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Protected bike lanes are 1000x more important to safety than a mirror.

NA
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NA

actually it was vast community input, many meetings, thousands of comments, over the course of decades, that decided the Shilshole location

Truth
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Truth

Yeah, sorry Fred, as VeganBiker pointed out, the “bikes and industrial areas don’t mix” argument was settled decades ago.

Ironically, you are somewhat psychotically advocating for bikers to get run over, exactly what will happen less once this trail is built.

Salmon Bay (I’m assuming you and the other couple one-off usernames are affiliated) has destroyed any goodwill they had left with the community. And for what purpose, nobody but them seems to know.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

You’re seriously advocating for specific members of our community to get killed. Please strongly reconsider your words before you post such hate on our community forum.

luthier65
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luthier65

Salmon Bay seems to have no problem providing the concrete.

Insanity
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Insanity

Why wouldn’t they, SDOT’s checks cash just fine.

Freja
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Freja

The optics of buttering both sides of their bread doesn’t do much to bring people around to their viewpoint.

BIG TOBACCO
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BIG TOBACCO

Cascade Bicycle Club tears are soooo salty…

Wolfgang
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Wolfgang

That the courts continue to review this clearly shows that the chosen route and supporting arguments are not a slam dunk. If the objections were frivolous time-wasters, the court would dismiss the suit.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

You must not understand corruption, or you believe there isn’t any in our society.