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Utility work and concrete pours south of Colman Dock to continue next week

As part of ongoing preparatory utility work, Puget Sound Energy will be relocating utilities in Seneca Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way. This is in addition to other underground utility work at various locations in the roadway between Pike and Columbia streets occurring in the coming weeks. Work will occur at night to minimize impacts. Continued concrete pours will take place south of Colman Dock next week. This will be followed by excavation for the new seawall face panels which will be installed later in September.

Here’s a snapshot of construction activities occurring over the next week:

  • Concrete slab pours to occur in the work zone south of Colman Dock.
  • Utility installation work in the work zone south of Colman Dock.
  • Under pier utility work along the central waterfront.
  • Utility investigations and relocation work will occur overnight under the viaduct on Alaskan Way at the intersections of Marion and Madison streets tonight, August 28.
  • Puget Sound Energy will be conducting relocation work in Seneca Street between Alaskan Way and Western Avenue. This work is to occur as early as Tuesday and will take place at night to minimize impacts. Concrete sawcutting work will occur in the early morning hours with additional relocation work occurring overnight.

What you can expect:

  • Utility investigations and relocation work is scheduled to occur between 11 pm and 7 am tonight, August 28. To complete the work, traffic detours will be in place to safely guide traffic around the work zones at the intersections of Marion and Madison streets. From 7 to 10 am each morning, additional concrete sawcutting work may occur at these locations, and flaggers will be present to guide traffic through the area.
  • Utility work beneath the central waterfront piers will continue. This work will be conducted from a work platform and skiffs that are visible in the vicinity of Waterfront Park. The schedule and timing of this work is dictated by the tides and is subject to change based on water conditions.
  • Puget Sound Energy will be conducting relocation work in Seneca Street between Alaskan Way and Western Avenue. Work is scheduled to occur between 10 pm and 6 am, Tuesday through Friday. Concrete sawcutting work will occur in the morning between 7 and 10 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. To complete the work, traffic detours will be in place to safely guide traffic around the work zone at the intersections of Seneca Street and Western Avenue, and Seneca Street and Alaskan Way

For questions about Seawall construction, send us an email at seawall@waterfrontseattle.org or call our 24-hour hotline at 206.618.8584.