Weekend road work

  • A?full weekend closure of Fairview Avenue N between Mercer Street and Republican Street will occur?April 13 ? April 16,?Friday at 7:30 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m. Please note the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street will remain open at all times.?Vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle detour maps are available on the project website?here.
  • Fairview Avenue N will have a single southbound lane closed between Mercer Street and Republican Street beginning Monday, April 16 through Saturday, April 21 to accommodate underground electrical work. This closure will also restrict the center left-turn lane on the Mercer Street off-ramps onto southbound Fairview Avenue N. Closure hours will be 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., weekdays and 24 hours per day on Saturday. One left-turn lane from the Mercer Street off-ramps onto southbound Fairview Avenue N will remain open.

Magnolia bridge lane closure tomorrow

A heads up from Seattle DOT-?one westbound lane on the Magnolia bridge will be closed tomorrow, March 20, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while engineers perform a routine annual inspection of the bridge.

Wear green and leave early for the parade

Going to the St Patrick’s Day parade tomorrow or just heading downtown??Be sure to plan for street closures and traffic congestion.? In addition, the following Metro Routes will be affected: 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 24, 33, 43, 49, 125, 131 & 132, and some Sound Transit Routes will also be affected: ST 510, ST 511, ST 545, ST 554 & ST 594.? During the parade, Metro and Sound Transit service will be rerouted off of Pine St and 4th Av, and will travel instead via alternate nearby streets, depending on the route, destination and direction of travel.? Visit the Metro Online Construction & Events page for specific reroute details.

Intersection of 85th and 8th closed this weekend

By Doree

The intersection of NW 85th Street and 8th Avenue NW will be closed again this weekend so Seattle Department of Transportation crews can rebuild it. Large signs sit by the side of the road, warning drivers from every direction as they approach the intersection.

The rebuilt intersection is part of SDOT?s nearly year-long repaving of N/NW 85th Street from Ballard to I-5. The intersection will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Work will continue around the clock, but noisy work (such as jack-hammering) will be limited between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.

Detour routes will be posted, and nearby businesses will be open, just a little harder to get to. Eastbound detours will remain in place on NW 85th St between 15th Ave NW and 8th Ave NW as part of the work on that stretch of road.

Metro bus routes 28 and 48 will be detoured. Check Metro?s Alerts Center for more information and to sign up for Transit Alerts

Ballard intersection closed this weekend and next

Heading to Ballard? Over the next two weekends, the intersection of 8th Ave NW and NW 85th St will be?completely closed?to traffic so the Seattle Department of Transportation can rebuild the intersection. Detour routes will be clearly posted.???Some Metro bus routes will be affected by this work?look for Rider Alert notices at the bus stops, and reroute information?on Metro Online.

Locks closing to all pedestrian, vessel traffic

The Ballard Locks will be closed to all pedestrian traffic next Tuesday and Wednesday. Vessel traffic will be stopped from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. those two days.

The 95-year-old Locks are showing their age. Water has caused erosion along part of the small lock wall creating a scour. ?There have been scour problems documented in a nearby area for 30 years. The first major repair was done in 1985 to the apron,? said Marian Valentine, a hydraulic engineer in charge of operations and maintenance of the facility. ?Water is very destructive so we actively monitor the locks and make interim repairs where necessary.?


?The Corps has contracted with a Port Gamble construction company to drive sheet piles adjacent to the wall to act as armor. The hope is this armor will prevent future erosion. The sheet piles will also be used as forms so concrete can be pumped in to fill the void.