Here’s a snapshot of construction activities occurring over the next week:
- Landside sheet pile installation at the work zones south of Colman Dock and adjacent to Waterfront Park. Increased noise and vibration are to be expected.
- Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will be conducting field investigations on the east side of the Alaskan Way Viaduct between University and Madison streets. The work could start as early as next week. Work will include sawcutting and excavation to uncover PSE’s high pressure natural gas pipeline. This work is anticipated to last up to three weeks.
- Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) will be replacing an existing sewer line in the Colman Dock driveway starting tomorrow and continuing into next week. This work will occur during day and nighttime hours. Intermittent lane closures are to be expected, however lanes will be reopened during peak ferry queuing hours.
- Seattle City Light (SCL) will be installing utility infrastructure during nighttime hours at the Seneca Street intersection. During the day, pedestrians will be detoured around the work area.
- Work beneath Pier 56, including the use of small boats, to build a platform for future utility relocation. This work is dictated by the tidal schedule and is subject to change.
- Electrical work associated with traffic signals at South Main Street. Traffic will be routed around a work truck and work will be restricted to daytime hours.
- Occasional transport of equipment between Waterfront Park and Yesler Way.
- Installation of signage and pay stations at the parking spaces to the east of the viaduct at Madison, Spring and Seneca streets. This work may take a couple of weeks to complete.
What you can expect:
- Increased noise and vibration due to pile installation.
- Intermittent pedestrian impacts on the east side of the Alaskan Way Viaduct between University and Madison streets to accommodate PSE’s investigative work.
- The multi-use path on the west side of the viaduct will be open, with detours around intersection work as needed.
- Trucks and oversized vehicles moving equipment and materials.
- Construction is scheduled to occur during the daytime, Monday through Saturday, with occasional nighttime work as indicated above.
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- (206) 618-8584 (staffed during work hours; work hours are listed below and subject to change)
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