Foundation of Seattle’s waterfront
The Seawall Project is constructing a replacement seawall along Seattle's waterfront to protect critical infrastructure and utilities while enhancing the habitat through this area. The new seawall meets current seismic standards and will last more than 75 years, serving as the foundation for projects transforming Seattle's future waterfront.
Construction begins between Pine and Pike streets
Construction work between Pine and Pike streets is underway. This work is scheduled to be complete in mid-2017. The Seattle Aquarium and other waterfront businesses will remain open and access will be maintained at all times. Click here more information about what you can expect in the coming months.
Work between Madison and Marion streets continues and is scheduled to be complete by fall 2016. Businesses in this area will be open and accessible and can be accessed via the multi-use path on the west side of the viaduct and by short bridges across the construction zone. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to access your destination.
Seawall construction January 2016 – mid-2017
Map showing areas of current seawall construction.
December 1, 2016 – Construction Update:
To prep for starting our final section of seawall replacement in January, we are extending our work zone just a bit north of our current work zone. Click here for this week's construction update.
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! The Seawall Project Street Team is your source for answering questions about seawall construction.
- 206.618.8584 (staffed during work hours; work hours are listed below and subject to change)
Work hours for Nov. 28 - Dec. 4:
- Nov. 28 - Dec. 2: morning, daytime, and evening
- Dec. 3: daytime and evening
- Dec. 4: daytime
Work hours are subject to change. The noisiest work will stop each day by 10 PM and resume at 7 AM on weekdays and 9 AM on weekends. In general, morning work will occur between 5 and 7 AM; daytime work between 7 AM and 7 PM; evening work between 7 and 10 PM; and overnight work between 10 PM and 5 AM. You can find the most up to date list of construction activities here.
The links below connect to the most requested information about the seawall project. Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us and we can help track it down.
- Latest Construction Flyer: Intertidal Habitats [PDF, .6 MB]
- Seawall Project Tours
- Latest Snapshot Videos and Pictures of Construction
- Colman Dock Access Map [PDF, .6 MB]
- Alternative Bike Route Map [PDF, .7 MB]
- Seawall Virtual Tour
- Sea Level Rise Information [PDF, .7 MB]
Join the Street Team for a tour of the Seawall Project to learn even more about construction of the new and improved seawall. Check out our event page to RSVP!
Photos + videos
Whether you walk by the construction site each day or haven’t had a chance to visit recently, check out our photos and videos from behind the fence to see all the great, interesting work happening along the waterfront.