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Chittenden lock closure Nov 10-24

The large lock at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard will be closed for maintenance work from 8 p.m.  Nov. 10 to 5 p.m. Nov. 24.

The small lock will remain open for boat traffic throughout this period.  The small lock can normally accommodate vessels 100 feet in length with 25 foot beams.

The scheduled repairs to the large lock are part of an annual general maintenance program.

Additionally, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway plans to temporarily close the drawspan (Bridge 6.3) across Lake Washington Ship Canal Nov. 10 at 1 a.m. 

“This revises the start time for the temporary closure of the drawspan (Bridge 6.3) across Lake Washington Ship Canal at Ballard in Seattle, Wash.,” according to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.  “The change is made to minimize impact to commuter rail traffic later in the closed period. The start of the approved closed period is changed to 1 a.m. Nov. 10 with the end time as previously approved remaining as 5 p.m. on Nov. 24.”