Updates and improvements coming to Route 44 corridor

King County Metro is planning some updates to the busy Route 44 corridor between Ballard and the University District, including traffic signal modifications and new pedestrian crossings.

In Ballard, the changes will include a new pedestrian signal at NW Market St and 11th Ave NW, an extension of the westbound left turn lanes on NW Market St at 15th Ave NW, and modifications to the turn signal on NW Market St at 14th Ave NW to improve traffic flow along the corridor.

For the past year, Metro has been doing community outreach with drop-in sessions, and released a public survey that received more than 800 responses. The design concepts for improvements were selected based on public input and technical and cost analyses.

Here’s a full list of the current design concepts:

  • Dedicated bus lanes on NE 45th St from 9th Ave NE to 15th Ave NE, and on 15th Ave NE from NE 45th St to NE Pacific St
  • Extension of the westbound left turn lanes on NW Market St at 15th Ave NW, and modifications to the turn signal on NW Market St at 14th Ave NW, to improve traffic flow along the corridor
  • Pedestrian safety upgrades, including:
    • A new pedestrian signal to cross NW Market St at 11th Ave NW
    • A crosswalk realignment at the 3-way intersection of N 46th St, Green Lake Way N, and Whitman Ave N
    • Sidewalk repairs near bus stops
  • Lane reconfigurations to improve traffic flow on portions of NW Market St, N 46th St, NE 45th St, and 15th Ave NE
  • Optimization of bus stop locations and traffic signal upgrades on N 46th St to prioritize transit


One of the proposed improvements will reduce pedestrian crossing distances across N 46th St and add a new eastbound through lane, enabling more vehicles to pass through the intersection.

To learn more about the project, check out the Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor website . You can review a full list of proposed improvements, with accompanying graphics, by clicking this link


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Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

How about getting rid of the homeless encampment in front of the abandoned flower shop?

Truth
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Truth

Bro, this is an article on transit improvements. Take your homeless fetish to the echo chamber article a few down from here.

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

OK, then since we’re talking about a crosswalk at Market and 11th, how about getting rid of the hobo house on the southwest corner?

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Yeah, and while we are at it, how about lock up all of the jaywalkers there too? You know, the entitled NIMBY yuppies who don’t think laws apply to them?

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

Unless they are crossing mid-block, no one crossing at that intersection is breaking any law at all.

https://sdotblog.seattle.gov/2014/09/12/crosswalk-law-1-0/

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

Yup, the one’s that are crossing illegally, lock em up! And since you brought that up, also lock up the hypocritical NIMBY drivers who think laws don’t apply to them, and therefore don’t feel the need to stop for pedestrians while waiting to cross at those unmarked intersections.

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

Ever seen the hobo house? You like that? I especially like the Volkswagen parked in the front yard.

Truth
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Truth

Ever seen the hobo house? You like that? I especially like the Volkswagen parked in the front yard.

Sorry, I don’t spend all day obsessing over the homeless and then conveying my homeless fetish on an article about transit improvements.

Seek help bro.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Why don’t you post something to let us all know you’re legitimately from here and not some Russian troll. I like the new boat that’s showed up at the 14th AVE launch.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

@truth… to be perfectly clear… post something about Ballard right now that you actually have to be here to know, not something you can find on the internet… I don’t think you can, because your not from here.

Truth
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Truth

@truth… to be perfectly clear… post something about Ballard right now that you actually have to be here to know, not something you can find on the internet… I don’t think you can, because your not from here.

You got me comrade! I’m secretly trying to get you to wear a mask so you’ll give up your freedoms, but I can’t put one over on you, oh no!

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Nice try on the redirect.

I’m calling you out. Post something to show you’re legit from here, else you’re a fraud!

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

You are obviously ignorant, and a complete idiot, but the way it works is since you are the one accusing Truth of being a Russian Troll, it’s your obligation to back your accusations with facts. Oh nevermind, you clearly don’t believe in facts, and apparently not capable of learning either. Isn’t it time for your mommy to let you have your daily xbox time?

terryj
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terryj

Oh NO! don’t call him out, that so frightening

Truth
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Truth

Yet I haven’t seen you question a single one of the lockstep sockpuppets that participate in the weekly anti-homeless, circle jerk comment section. In fact, I regularly see you among them.

Come to think of it, you recently came to fruition on this blog bragging about your un-American behavior that puts other Americans in harms way and encouraged other Americans to do it. That seems like Russkie behavior to me 🤔

How do we know YOU’RE not a Russian troll? 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

neighborhood
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neighborhood

I already told you, new boat by 14th ST boat launch. If you’re from here you know what I’m talking about.

Your turn:something relevant about ballard you can’t find on the internet, still waiting FRAUD

Truth
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Truth

Wow a boat by a boat launch, nice try PUTIN!!!!11

terryj
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terryj

causing no harm. that fellow is harmless, no drugs no booze, i have talked with him.
put your energy into those that are causing problems, i agree with that.

amazonhelps
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terryj
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terryj

Renew THEN Repave Ballard’s Mkt st.

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