Heads up, commuters.
Mid-morning Friday, March 2, a large marine vessel is scheduled to depart Lake Union and move through the Ship Canal to Shilshole Bay. The Fremont Bridge and the Ballard Bridge will close to vehicle traffic while opening for the ship’s passage through the waterway.
The anticipated vessel opening schedule is set for 9:45 a.m. at the Fremont Bridge and 10:15 a.m. at the Ballard Bridge, though that might not be precise.
Each of these closures to vehicles will last between 10 and 15 minutes, however traffic could become very congested on all streets surrounding both bridges on both sides of the canal.
Motorists should allow for delays or consider avoiding the general area and taking alternate routes between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.