Beginning Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials will open the first floor of the Hiram M. Chittenden Ballard Locks visitors center. Access to the pedestrian bridges will open April 28.

The public restrooms will remain closed until March 3.

The fish ladder will remain closed until further notice because of an upcoming maintenance project, according to an announcement. The historical administration building will remain closed to the public as well.

According to the news release, if the number of COVID-19 cases gets worse, restrictions could go back into place.

Gate hours will be from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning April 28. Locks staff ask that commuters travel straight through and practice social distancing while crossing. Masks are required in or outdoors.

The gate hours will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning April 28.

As a reminder masks are required on all Federal property in or outdoors.

The Ballard Locks are located at 3015 N.W. 54th St.

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