Restricted Street Access at 17th Avenue NW and NW 85th Street Next Week

SDOT crews will reduce traffic to one lane in both directions and restrict access at 17th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 85th streets due to construction to improve pedestrian access as part of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway.

Work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9 and last for approximately six weeks. Restrictions will be in place at all hours.

Local access to 17th Avenue Northwest is accessible on Northwest 87th Street via 15th Avenue Northwest or 18th Avenue Northwest for the first three weeks of construction. For the last three weeks of construction, those needing local access to 17th Avenue Northwest are encouraged to use NW 83rd Street via 15th Avenue NW or 18th Avenue Northwest. Through traffic is encouraged to use 15th Avenue Northwest as a detour.

During construction at this intersection, temporary pedestrian paths will be clearly marked and temporary ADA ramps will be installed.

For more information please visit the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway project web page and a map of Seattle’s completed and planned neighborhood greenways.

Norm Mah, SDOT