• 1/22/2015

    What you can expect on the central waterfront next week:


    • Work will occur seven days a week, both day and night, with the noisiest work stopping each day by 10 pm and resuming at 7 am.
    • Jet grout activities will begin in front of Pier 57 and continue in front of Pier 55 next week. Jet grout is a process by which grout is injected into the ground and mixed with existing soils to form a solid foundation.
    • Excavation of soil and the relieving platform will continue in front of Pier 57.
    • Under pier work hours will vary and are dependent on the tides.
    • Sidewalk removal in front of Fire Station #5 at Pier 53 is underway and will begin in front of Colman Dock next week.
    • Trenching and utility work will continue along Pine Street next week. Two-way traffic will be maintained and some on-street parking restrictions will be in place. Work is scheduled to occur Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage for local detours to safely access your destination.
    • Mobilization of large equipment and materials in and out of the work zone, including a crane near Pier 53.
    • Continued installation of systems to control groundwater in the work zone in front of Colman Dock.
    • Next week, sheet pile will begin between Madison Street and Yesler Way. Sheet piles are thin, interlocking steel sheets that act like a retaining wall and protect Elliott Bay from construction of the new wall. Sheet pile will be installed six days a week during daytime hours and noise and vibration may be noticeable. 
    • Preparation for temporary utility structure installation will occur in the work zone in front of Colman Dock.
    • Other project work: Private construction work is planned to start soon near the intersection of Western Avenue and University Street. Work is planned to occur during daylight hours.

    Pedestrians and bicyclists

    • Pedestrian access to the ferry terminal is available via the Marion Street pedestrian bridge.
    • Access to the ferry terminal from Alaskan Way is provided by a temporary walkway on the south side of Marion Street.
    • Bicycle access to the ferry terminal is located at Yesler Way.
    • Pedestrian and bicycle access to the Water Taxi is available at Yesler Way.


    • Ferry access has shifted to Yesler Way. Drivers should enter the ferry terminal from northbound or southbound Alaskan Way at Yesler Way.

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