We’re building the new waterfront!

Waterfront Seattle construction is starting! Read below to learn more about construction currently underway. We will update this webpage regularly with updates about ongoing work, impacts, and detours as construction continues. The timeline for future Waterfront Seattle construction can be viewed on our construction schedule

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT CONSTRUCTION?

You can reach the Waterfront Seattle Program team at:

  • The Waterfront Project hotline at 206-499-8040 (staffed from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and during occasional weekend work)
  • Email: info@waterfrontseattle.org

Visiting the waterfront

The waterfront and businesses are open throughout construction. See below for construction-related detours.

Pier 62 rebuild

Construction to rebuild Pier 62 begins as soon as December 4, 2017, and is anticipated to be complete in late 2019. Visit the Pier 62 rebuild webpage to learn more about the project and what the completed pier will look like.

We’ll share regular construction updates on this webpage and via our Pier 62 construction email newsletter.

Join our Pier 62 mailing list to receive regular updates about Pier 62 construction.

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What to expect during construction:

  • Work begins early December 2017 and is anticipated to be complete late 2019
  • Typical work hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, with occasional weekend work
  • Pedestrians will be detoured to the east side of Alaskan Way between Lenora and Pike streets
  • The pier will be closed throughout construction to maintain a safe work zone
  • Work includes upland road and utility work as well as in-water work on the pier
  • During construction, you may experience periods of increased noise, dust and vibration, especially during pile driving operations

Central Transmission Line Relocation Project (TLR)

Work is underway as part of Phase 2 for the Central Transmission Line Relocation Project (TLR). As soon as December 11, 2017, crews will begin some initial utility investigations at S King St, followed by the relocation of an existing duct bank and installation of a drainage manhole in early 2018. This work is primarily occurring at night to minimize traffic and access restrictions, with some daytime work to minimize noise impacts. Work is anticipated to be completed by March 2018.

What to expect between S Yesler and S King streets:

  • Temporary closure of one lane on Alaskan Way between S Yesler and S King streets during daytime work hours, for overhead transmission line removal
  • Work hours are from 10 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Thursday, and from 7 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays
  • Flaggers will be on-site to direct vehicle and bike traffic, and signed detours will be posted on surrounding blocks. No impacts are expected to the bus lane on Alaskan Way, nor to pedestrian access

What to expect at S King Street:

  • Temporary closure of southbound Alaskan Way south of S Jackson St, and temporary closure of the intersection of S King St and Alaskan Way during nighttime work hours, for deep utility investigations at the intersection
  • Night work hours are from 8 PM to 5 AM, Sunday through Thursday
  • Flaggers will be on-site to direct vehicle traffic, and signed detours will be posted on surrounding blocks. No impacts are expected to the bike lane, parking lane, and bus lane, nor to pedestrian access
  • The noisiest work will only last until 10 PM. Steel plates will be used to cover trenches in the daytime

What to expect at Railroad Way:

  • Temporary closure of southbound Railroad Way north of 1st Avenue S during nighttime work hours, to divert traffic from work at S King St
  • Night work hours are from 8 PM to 5 AM, Sunday through Thursday
  • Flaggers will be on-site to direct vehicle traffic, and signed detours will be posted on surrounding blocks. No impacts are expected to the bike lane and parking lane, nor to pedestrian access
  • Local access on Railroad Way will be maintained only for vehicles accessing the parking garage

We are closely coordinating with other projects in the area to minimize impacts to Alaskan Way and nearby routes.