SDOT has canceled these meeting due to winter weather. We will provide updated information when they are rescheduled.

SDOT is hosting two information sessions next week to discuss the year-long Ballard-Interbay Regional Transportation Study that started last fall and is due to the Legislature by Nov. 1.

36th District Rep. Gael Tarleton was able to get a $750,000 proviso passed last year for the BIRT study, which is a technical transportation evaluation of Ballard and Interbay neighborhoods that will produce recommendations for future system improvements. A final report will include a recommended timeline for replacing the Magnolia and Ballard bridges; there is currently no funding for design or engineering.

The first information session will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave N.W. Another will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Catharine Blaine K-8, 2550 34th Ave. W. Staff at both sessions will share at 7 p.m. information regarding the Sound Transit 3 West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension project and solicit feedback.

“In analyzing future transportation demand for the Ballard-Interbay area, the project will take into consideration future residential growth in nearby neighborhoods and additional employment at sites such as the Armory, Expedia and the Port of Seattle's Terminal 91,” according to SDOT. “It will also adjust to reflect the recommendations of the Mayor's current Maritime and Industrial Lands Strategy.”