Route 44 corridor improvement project reaches ‘substantial completion’

The project to update and improve the Route 44 corridor is nearly complete.

The Seattle Department of Transportation says the Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor project has reached “substantial completion” after over a year of construction. The project extended from NW Market St and 32nd Ave NW all the way to NE Pacific St in the University District and included transit reliability improvements, access to transit, and safety upgrades.

The project included the following improvements (from SDOT):

  • Building (or replacing) 78 curb ramps to improve access to transportation and to improve safety for people of all abilities
  • Added 0.8 miles of bus-only lanes to improve transit reliability and reduce transit travel times
  • Repaired 3,970 linear feet of sidewalk to improve access to transportation
  • Repaired and replaced 27 crosswalks to improve access to buses and safety for people crossing roads
  • Installed three new pedestrian signals

In Ballard, crews made signal improvements at two locations along NW Market St at 11th and 14th Avenues NW.

Crews completed the following work in Ballard:

  • Pedestrian crosswalk and pedestrian-activated traffic signal at NW Market St and 11th Ave NW
  • New curb ramps at NW Market St and 11th Ave NW
  • Extended westbound double left-turn lane at NW Market St and 14th Ave NW
  • Left-turn signal heads for eastbound and westbound traffic on NW Market St and 14th Ave NW

The final project report is available online.

Featured photo: Final crossing design at NW Market St and 11th Ave NW (SDOT)