Share your feedback on the proposed changes to Route 40 in Fremont and Ballard

Changes are coming to Route 40 in Fremont and Ballard, and SDOT wants residents to weigh in on the proposed updates to the busy bus route.

SDOT has created an online open house where users can review the project design and share feedback on design elements. The open house will be live until June 19 for comments.

Below are some of the proposed changes for Fremont and Ballard.

15th Ave NW and Leary Way NW

Based on community feedback and additional technical analysis, SDOT updated its design concept to:

  • Maintain the existing street layout on Leary Way NW near 15th Ave NW to better serve large freight vehicles turning at this intersection. The proposed road diet on Leary Ave NW (including a reduction in travel lanes and the addition of a center turn lane west of this intersection) will continue to be proposed and will not be affected by the redesign at this intersection.
  • Install new bus bulbs near the existing Route 40 bus stops to prevent the need for Route 40 to pull in and out of general traffic

Fremont Ave N between N 34th St and N 35th St

Based on community feedback and additional technical analysis, SDOT updated its design concept to:

  • Install a new dedicated Route 40 bus stop on Fremont Pl N (west of Fremont Ave N) where the existing loading zone is located
  • Install a new bus stop for routes 31/32 and 62 on N 35th St (east of Fremont Ave N) where the existing loading zone is located
  • Remove the existing northbound bus stop between N 34th St and N 35th St to reduce conflicts between buses and people biking and reduce sidewalk congestion
  • Relocate existing load zones
  • Install a new northbound protected bike lane beginning at N 34th St and continuing to N 36th St

Existing lane configuration on Fremont Ave N:

Proposed lane configuration on Fremont Ave N:

The survey portion of the online open house will close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 19.  

Once the survey is closed, the results will be compiled and shared with the design team as they start the next design phase later this year.

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