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What to expect between Pike and Bell streets (in footprint of former viaduct):

  • Daytime work 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday; follow posted signs and signals for safe access through construction zones.
  • Western Ave between Blanchard and Bell streets reduced to one lane.
  • Lane closure on Elliott Ave between Blanchard and Bell streets continues.
  • Sidewalk closure on west side of Western Ave between Blanchard and Bell streets.
  • Lane closure on Bell St between Western and 1st avenues starting as early as Wednesday, January 26, two-way traffic will be maintained.
  • Lenora St pedestrian bridge and elevator closed until it is connected to the new Elliott Way. View our construction flyer for more information.
  • Blanchard St between Elliott and Western avenues permanently closed.

Other Area Projects:

  • Lumen private utility night work between Union and Pike streets: Work hours 6 PM to 6 AM. If you have any questions, contact Jesse Patjens at 425.429.5722.
  • Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion Project construction continues: Construction of the future Ocean Pavilion has resumed. Pike Place Market Garage access from Alaskan Way is closed, garage access on Western Ave maintained. Expect traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction between Pike and Pine streets continuously through next summer. If you have any questions, contact the Aquarium at 206.386.4345 or visit their website.
  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE) gas line work: Work 3 PM to 1 AM on Elliott Ave between Blanchard and Bell streets continues. If you have any questions or concerns related to PSE’s work, please contact them at 888.404.8773.

Construction Photos


Alaskan Way Construction 

Waterfront Seattle expanded its work area north of Pike Street in the footprint of the former viaduct to begin construction of the new Elliott Way. This road over the railroad tracks and carved into the hillside will be a key connection between Alaskan Way and Belltown. Activities include establishing the work zone, mobilizing equipment, locating utilities, and removing asphalt and landscaping. View our construction flyer for details on work happening north of Pike Street.