24th and Market mayhem starts today

Update: Route 44 will also be detoured during the full closure starting Sept. 21.

SDOT says it will be rerouted along NW 56th St, up 24th Ave NW to NW 65th St, down 32nd Ave NW and along NW 54th St back onto NW Market St (photo below).

Original: Today, work and road closures begin at 24th Ave NW and NW Market St to replace an aging watermain, demolish and replace concrete panels, and complete paving work as part of the Ballard Multimodal Corridor project.

Work will start on the northern half of the intersection today, which means crews will close the north side of the intersection. Two-way traffic will remain in place for those traveling east and west.

The major work will be this coming weekend: at 3am on Saturday, Sept. 21, crews will close the entire intersection in order to demolish and replace concrete panels and complete the paving work. The intersection is expected to reopen by 5am on Monday, Sept. 23. This work schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

During the full closure, traffic will be limited to local and business access only between 22nd Ave NW and 28th Ave NW for vehicles traveling on NW Market St and Shilshole Ave NW, and up to NW 54th St for vehicles traveling on 24th Ave NW.

Detours during the partial closure
Detours during the full closure, starting Sept. 21

Here are some details for drivers, from SDOT:

  • Vehicles traveling north from NW Market St should use 20th Ave NW
  • Vehicles traveling southeast from NW Market St should use 20th or 22nd Ave NW to access Shilshole Ave NW
  • Trucks are advised to use NW 65th St to 32nd Ave NW or 15th Ave NW
  • The west crosswalk will be closed, follow marked detour

Detailed maps of the closure and traffic detours are available on the SDOT Blog.

Bus routes will be detoured during the work — the 18 and 40 will be rerouted along 56th Ave NW to 22nd Ave NW (the Metro website has more detailed information).

SDOT says neighbors should expect loud noises, dust, and vibrations while crews are working this weekend.

2 thoughts to “24th and Market mayhem starts today”

  1. It is remarkable how much stuff is involved with these projects. All that pipework and road sensors for traffic signals and sloping roads for drains and all kind of stuff we definitely take for granted.

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