Concrete pours, pedestrian signal work on NW Market St this week

This week, expect to see crews out finishing up portions of the NW Market St improvement project.

SDOT says they’ll be relocating the pedestrian push button signal at the northwest corner of the 24th Ave NW and NW Market St intersection. Crews are also scheduled to pour concrete in the sidewalk area of the corner this week.

Concrete pours are also scheduled to occur in the following areas next week:

  • The sidewalk area in front of the Mark 24 apartments
  • The sidewalk east of 26th Ave NW
  • A curb ramp on the south side of NW Market St between 26th and 28th avenues NW,
  • The sidewalk on the north side of NW Market St near 30th Ave NW
  • The sidewalk on the southwest corner of the 28th Ave NW and NW Market St intersection near the bus stop

Last week, SDOT crews installed a walkable surface around the tree pits along NW Market St. Sidewalks and ADA ramps along Market St have been removed and repaired, with the following work planned in the coming weeks:

  • Rebuilding ADA ramps
  • Sidewalk and curb removal and repaving
  • Crosswalk repair at the intersections of 28th and 24th avenues NW and NW Market St
  • Demolition and repaving of concrete panels in sections along NW Market St
  • Sawcutting concrete panels along NW Market St
  • Roadway resurfacing
  • Driveway repairs

For more info or to stay updated on progress, visit SDOT’s Ballard Multimodal Corridor project page.

Photos: SDOT


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Is it just me or does it seem like they’re doing the same work over and over and over? How many times does this street need to blocked to traffic and torn up?

Last week, I saw the curb at the SE corner of Market and 30th Ave NW (in front of the Nordic Museum) had been completely removed. Just weeks earlier it was poured as fresh concrete.

I support this project, and I’m in full support of the new multimodal corridor, but there is some massive inefficiency happening here.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

If this amount of inefficiency and rework is blatantly visible, just image what’s going on behind the scenes… got to love “big government;” priority #1, making sure government workers or funded work is justified. We probably need to fund a committee or external consultant to look into this; I’ll be sure to add that to my list of tax increases to vote for next time the city comes asking hat in hand.

Paintking
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Paintking

Unions and job security. Now, take this project and multiply by 1,000 and you get WA state, run by “d” folks. Q: what’s yellow, and sleeps 6? A: a large city light vehicle. The entire area is run by 1 party for 1 party. That should also bother you, and others. No checks. No balances. Just do as they tell you. You know, like the authoritarians do in fiefdoms, such as N. Korea.

Truth
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Truth

Try looking at a construction phasing and traffic plan for the complete rebuild of a major arterial that will remain open during construction. It’s going to involve some things temporarily built and removed at a later date when it’s replaced by a more permanent solution. The alternate is completely closing down Market for the entirety of construction, so inefficiencies are expected and planned for.

It could also be that something was not built correctly and needs to be removed and replaced. I have not been involved in a construction job where something wasn’t torn out and reconstructed. Mistakes do happen, be it the engineers fault or the contractors fault. This is roadway construction, not rocket science.

What I can tell you is that it’s not incompetency, it’s not “big gubment” that neighborhood implies nor is it whatever the hell paintking is huffing this morning. It’s construction baby!

neighborhood
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neighborhood

I think Truth is a clearly a gubment employee, “construction phasing and traffic planning,” only a city civil engineer uses those terms.

Re-work by the very definition is incompetency in the eyes of those paying for it; if you the one getting paid, “it’s construction.” Nice rationalization!

Truth
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Truth

Re-work by the very definition is incompetency in the eyes of those paying for it

Assuming you’re a taxpayer, you’ve demonstrated a clear lack of understanding to determine what incompetency is. You can pretend you understand to confirm whatever ideologies you hold, but that doesn’t make it true. Kind of like all your COVID conspiracies.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

Let’s put it this way… I maxed out my tax deduction on my itemized deductions last year… you do the math.

By your logic I should accept inefficiency in government… that’s why these folks can’t make it in the private sector.

neighborhood
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neighborhood

And logically… (I know that’s a stretch for you), if road work was temporary with staged rework, they would have left it as asphalt, not finished concrete, explain that our wanna be civil engineer.

Truth
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Truth

By your logic I should accept inefficiency in government… that’s why these folks can’t make it in the private sector. Sure, if you twist my logic to fit your ideology. What I’m attempting to explain to you is that just because you assume something is inefficient, doesn’t mean it actually is. If there are inefficiencies, then yes they should be called out, but make sure they actually are inefficiencies. In this case, Market St construction, it if might appear that they are being inefficient, but they aren’t. The perceived inefficiencies are to allow Market St to remain open while construction happens in phases. A look at the available design and construction documents for Market St would clarify this. As always, I encourage you to do additional research before making broad assumptions, but considering your incorrect COVID assumptions from the past few months, I’m guessing basic research isn’t something you tend to do. And logically… (I know that’s a stretch for you), if road work was temporary with staged rework, they would have left it as asphalt, not finished concrete, explain that our wanna be civil engineer. Market St is a high traffic arterial with large volumes of freight and buses.… Read more »

neighborhood
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neighborhood

I really don’t even think your from around Ballard, otherwise you’d know the rework is curb cuts, not roadway.

Truth
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Truth

*you’re

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