Ballard Multimodal Corridor Project non-trail Market Phase improvements wrap up

Improvements outside of the National Nordic Museum. Photo Credit: SDOT.

In spring 2019, crews began sidewalk and roadway improvements, new paving, and signal, crossing, and transit improvements as part of the non-trail related Market Phase (NW Market St between the Ballard Locks and 24th Ave NW) of the Ballard Multimodal Corridor project.

Improvements completed during this phase of the project include:

  • Asphalt and concrete roadway paving along NW Market St, NW Locks Pl and 54th Ave NW
  • New sidewalks and curb, ramp and crossing improvements
  • Associated utility and electrical work along NW Market St
  • New transit and signal poles
  • Stormwater infrastructure and drainage improvements
  • Roadway channelization improvements
  • Landscaping improvements
  • New street signage

Below are images of some improvements:

In the coming week, crews will wrap up their improvement work on this phase of the project. More information on the project timeline is below. We appreciate the patience and flexibility of the Ballard community as we worked to complete elements of this phase of the project.

What’s Next for the Project

SDOT is committed to completing the Ballard Multimodal Corridor project in its entirety. Elements of the Market, Shilshole and 45th phases of the project continue to work their way through the legal system, delaying the timeline of the project. We will continue to pursue resolution through the courts to complete the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link as planned.

Due to ongoing court proceedings, we anticipate construction beginning no earlier than 2022. An updated timeline for the project is below.

Project Outcome

Our goal for the Ballard Multimodal Corridor project is to improve safety, accessibility, and comfort for all users. We will work to connect the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link, improve pedestrian infrastructure and implement driveway enhancements, new traffic signals and utility and drainage infrastructure between the Ballard Locks and 11th Ave NW.

This project is one of many that you are making possible through your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars. Thank you!

For more information on the project, please visit