— Advertisement —

Ballard News Tribune: Ballard Locks closed for repairs until Thursday

The Ballard Locks are closed to walking traffic until Thursday as the Army Corps of Engineers works to repair erosion, the Ballard News Tribune reports. That means two days of detours to either the Fremont Bridge or (if you really have to) the Ballard Bridge.

From the BNT:

The Ballard locks will be closed to all pedestrian traffic Feb. 7 and Feb. 8th to all pedestrian traffic as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is repairing a scour near the small lock wall. Vessel traffic will also be halted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

— Advertisement —

The 95-year old Hiram M. Chittenden Locks are showing signs of water wear and tear, and repair work is needed.

Water has caused erosion along a portion of the small lock wall creating a scour. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official say the lock is safe and there is no immediate danger of failure, but the repair is needed to maintain the safe waterway and stop further erosion.

Speaking of the Ballard Bridge, we’ve received word that Angry Ballard Bridge Guy is still getting into it with people trying to bike on the bridge’s pitifully skinny sidewalks. Here’s some background.

About the author:

Related posts:


2 responses to “Ballard News Tribune: Ballard Locks closed for repairs until Thursday”

  1. Anthony

    I’ve been still riding across the Ballard Bridge in the traffic lane for the past month and change. Glad I never got used to the Locks, no surprise that the city didn’t coordinate with the Locks people. This city is full of crap when it comes to actually doing something about cycling in a meaningful way, but they sure do like photo-ops and taking credit when it comes time for press releases.

  2. Gary

    Those sidewalks would make anyone angry.

    That and the cutbacks to mental health care. But yeah I agree with Anthony, they are closing the walk paths because it’s easy, not because they have to. They could have a flagger there if they really were worried about bicycle traffic interfering with the construction workers. Or they could close both ends of the lock, and let bicyclists use one end.

— Advertisement —

Join the Seattle Bike Blog Supporters

As a supporter, you help power independent bike news in the Seattle area. Please consider supporting the site financially starting at $5 per month:

Latest stories

Bike Events Calendar

9:00 am First Saturday Neighborhood Clea…
First Saturday Neighborhood Clea…
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Every month volunteers gather to collect garbage and help beautify our neighborhood. On average, we collect about 15 bags of garbage per clean up, which means 1,000’s of small pieces of plastic that do not[…]
6:30 pm West Seattle Bike Connections mo… @ Online
West Seattle Bike Connections mo… @ Online
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board M…
Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board M…
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly agendas can be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-bicycle-advisory-board/meetings/meeting-agendas The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) advises the Mayor, City Council, and City Departments and Divisions on projects, policies, and programs that improve and/or affect bicycling conditions in[…]
7:15 pm Point83 @ Westlake Park
Point83 @ Westlake Park
Mar 7 @ 7:15 pm
Point83 @ Westlake Park
Meet up in the center of the park at 7ish. Leave at 730. Every Thursday from now until forever rain or shine. Bikes, beers, illegal firepits, nachos, bottlerockets, timetraveling, lollygagging, mechanicals, good times.ShareMastodonTwitterFacebookRedditEmail
10:00 am Little Brook Neighborhood Cleanup
Little Brook Neighborhood Cleanup
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monthly 2nd Saturday Neighborhood Cleanup. If you want to help with cutting vegetation, bring your own good gloves and tools.  We have yard waste bags, grabbers, yellow bags for trash,  light weight gloves and vests.And, as[…]
— Advertisements —

Latest on Mastodon

Loading Mastodon feed…