Streetlight Inspection Will Cause Rolling Slowdown on Ballard Bridge

Seattle City Light plans to inspect streetlights on the Ballard Bridge following the Seattle Department of Transportation’s seismic upgrades. The inspection is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17 starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Single northbound and southbound lane closures on the bridge will be necessary. Motorists should expect rolling slowdowns in the direction of the affected lane. Only one lane at a time will be closed.

Seattle City Light plans to inspect streetlights on the Ballard Bridge following the Seattle Department of Transportation’s seismic upgrades. The inspection is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17 starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. The location of the inspection can be found here: BallardBridgeMap

Single northbound and southbound lane closures on the bridge will be necessary. Motorists should expect rolling slowdowns in the direction of the affected lane. Only one lane at a time will be closed. Work will start in the southbound lane and end with the northbound lane. One quarter of the streetlights on the bridge will be out at a time. Spotters will assist any pedestrians and cyclists.

Inspection of the streetlight system is needed to close the construction contract and transfer ownership of the lights to Seattle City Light. Customers can contact: Tom Borek, Streetlight Engineer, (206) 684-4920, tom.borek@seattle.gov. If you are a member of the media, please contact Scott Thomsen, External Communications, (206) 615-0978, scott.thomsen@seattle.gov