Drop-in session Dec. 3 to learn about future plans for central NW Market St paving

Next year, the NW Market St paving project will shift to the east, bringing crews, detours, and road closures to central Ballard between 15th and 24th.

The Seattle Department of Transportation is hosting a drop-in session this week to discuss the plans, happening Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Ballard Library from 5pm to 7pm.

SDOT will have project team managers at the library to talk about the upcoming work and answer any questions from the public.

SDOT says they’ll be doing a full concrete reconstruction to support the current (and growing) use of the 4-lane arterial, including paving, sidewalk repair, curb ramp upgrades, water main replacements, and stormwater drainage improvements.

The project is still in the design phase, but SDOT expects it to commence by summer 2020.


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Paintking
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Paintking

Seems to me they have a plan and are going to go with it. But 1st, the whiners must have their say. I hope they serve cheese too. It goes good with whine.

Truth
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Truth

But 1st, the whiners must have their say.

I’m confused, aren’t you the whiner? Is this you having your say?

ballardy
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ballardy

I cant make it tomorrow night, but hope (and assume) people will make it known that the project has been way more damaging than is acceptable. Living and/or working on this section of Market St has been HELL ON EARTH. This has been the most disruptive public works project I’ve ever experienced. 6am jackhammers. Steel plates left to cover holes for WEEKS. CalTrans rebuilt the collapsed 10 in A THIRD of the time.

God help us if the same people are in charge of 24th through 15th. Kiss your businesses goodbye if so.

Truth
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Truth

Clearly you have no idea how long it takes to demolish massive concrete panels, tear out old utilities, then relay new utilities and construct new sidewalks and roadway. All while keeping Market partially open.

The I-10 bridge collapse in California is a different animal. An emergency bridge replacement is no simple task, but when the freeway is completely closed and they can work around the clock, that’s not even comparable to a complete replacement to the main business arterial in a dense neighborhood.

CraftyBrewer
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CraftyBrewer

After looking at the website it seems this project will not be anywhere near as long as the other one and is less involved. I am going to the meeting with an open mind and will ask my questions. Too many people jump straight to fear and anger without possession of the facts.

meowmeow
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meowmeow

Don’t let their website get your hopes up. That’s how it was for the other project and they said it would be over by the end of the summer then in Oct but it’s still there. There should be fear and anger – this is real stuff affecting a lot of real people.

Truth
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Truth

There should be fear and anger – this is real stuff affecting a lot of real people.

So despite what CraftyBrewer suggested, you’re still going to jump to fear and anger without knowing the facts?

You sir/madam are a root cause of the Seattle Process™