As the Ship Canal Water Quality project continues, new traffic patterns have been put in place on NW 45th St in East Ballard.
Seattle Public Utilities says crews are removing asphalt, paving, utilities and sidewalk to prepare the work site for soil stabilization.
Below is the new traffic layout on NW 45th St.
Through the end of August, SPU says you should anticipate:
- NW 45th St to be closed to westbound traffic; westbound vehicles must detour onto NW 46th St.
- NW 45th St will allow eastbound traffic to travel in westbound lane.
- 11th Ave NW will allow two-way traffic via one lane controlled by flaggers during work hours and an electronic signal overnight.
- The Burke-Gilman Trail detoured to the north side of NW 45th St between 9th and 11th Avenues NW.
- Noise and vibrations typical of a construction site.
Next month, a local artist will be installing art along the project site in East Ballard. The artist is Katie Miller; her project is titled “Crossing” and is, “inspired by Seattle’s maritime industry, the nearby ship canal, and our relationship to water.”
You can learn more about the water quality project here, along with info about the main project site at Shilshole Ave and 24th Ave NW in Ballard.