Chittenden Locks pedestrian gate reroutes for maintenance beginning April 20

Published April 16, 2015

SEATTLE – Concrete repairs at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks main pedestrian entrance in Ballard will mean a slight diversion beginning April 20.

The diversion will not affect operating hours or commuter traffic at the Locks or Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden. Pedestrian traffic will reroute through an employee parking entrance adjacent to the main entrance until the repair is complete in about two weeks.

The 98-year-old Locks are operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that hired Cherokee Construction Services for several projects around the Locks worth $1.4 million. “There are 14 items in the contract and most of the work is complete,” said Seattle District Construction Representative Adrienne Murphy. “Very few of the items affected public access, and the entrance repairs have very minor impact.”

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Bill Dowell

Release no. 15-011