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.

Construction begins between Pine and Pike streets 

Construction work between Pine and Pike streets is underway. This work is scheduled to be complete in mid-2017. The Seattle Aquarium and other waterfront businesses will remain open and access will be maintained at all times. Click here more information about what you can expect in the coming months.

Work between University Street and Yesler Way continues and is scheduled to be complete by mid-2016. Businesses in this area will be open and accessible and can be accessed via the multi-use path on the west side of the viaduct and by short bridges across the construction zone. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to access your destination. 

Seawall construction January 2016 – mid-2017

Map showing areas of current seawall construction.

Construction snapshot

May 26, 2016 – Construction Update:

This week, we completed restoration work in front of Pier 54. Additional street parking is now available. Come down to the waterfront this weekend and enjoy your favorite business and the many fun activities the waterfront has to offer! Click here for this week's construction update.

Contact us

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! The Seawall Project Street Team is your source for answering questions about seawall construction.

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

Join the Street Team for a tour of the Seawall Project to learn even more about construction of the new and improved seawall. Check out our event page to RSVP!

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.