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.

Seawall construction January 2016 – mid-2017

Map showing areas of current seawall construction.

Construction snapshot 

A pedestrian pathway is now open on the west side of Alaskan Way. 

August 3, 2017 – Construction Update

Earlier this week, we opened up a pedestrian pathway on the west side of Alaskan Way between Pike and Lenora streets - meaning the west side of the waterfront is now totally accessible on foot! If you’ve walked past our work zone north of Pike Street recently, you may have noticed that major construction work on the Seawall Project is now complete. As such, we’ll be sending out email updates, tweets, and Facebook posts less frequently. Want to stay up to date on seawall work? You can always view our weekly construction update online.

Contact us

You've got questions? We've got answers! Major construction work on the Seawall project is now complete and all calls are now directed to the Waterfront Project hotline (206-499-8040; staffed from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday). You can reach the Seawall Project Street Team via email. 

Work hours :

Work hours are subject to change. The noisiest work will stop each day by 10 PM and resume at 6 AM on weekdays and 9 AM on weekends. In general, morning work may 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.

Quick links

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.

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Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events at this time. Please check back again soon. 

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.