Market Street Tree Removal for Ballard Multimodal (Missing Link) Project

On or after April 15, 2019, a number of trees on the south side of Market Street, west of 24th, will be removed (and eventually replaced) as part of the Ballard Multimodal Project (aka Missing Link). The trees are marked with bright yellow notices taped to their trunks, between Market Arms pub and the Nordic Museum.

Below is a copy of the latest email update from Seattle Department of Transportation.




Ballard Multimodal Corridor

In our last alert on March 29, we shared that crews would be posting notices on trees along NW 54th St and NW Market St that are slated to be removed as a part of the Ballard Multimodal Corridor Project.

Some of the trees are in conflict with the new trail location, some are in conflict with the new roadway alignment, and other tree removals are related to utility repairs.

However, the Ballard Multimodal Project does include planting new trees. SDOT’s policy is to replant 2 trees for every 1 that is removed; we expect to exceed that goal on this project. The locations of the new trees were specifically designed to provide greater visibility for people walking, biking, and driving.

Tree removal will begin on NW Market St the week of April 21.

Utility verification is complete on NW Market St and NW 54th St

Underground utility verification work for new transit poles and signal improvements is complete. Thank you for your patience during this work!

What to expect during project construction

– General work hours from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday
– Crews may work some nights and weekends to minimize impacts to traffic during weekday commute times
– On-street parking and lane restrictions near work locations
– Temporary sidewalk and crosswalk closures with signed detours
– Noise, dust, concrete odors, and vibration
– Access to businesses and residences will remain open
– Work is weather dependent, so timing of work may change if needed

Stay connected

– Contact us directly at or call 206-519-8136
– Visit our project website to learn more about the project

Please forward this email to others you think may be interested.

Thanks for your patience and support while we complete this project. We’re working to minimize construction impacts as much as possible.