Elliott Bay Seawall Project: Alaskan Way to be closed this weekend between Virginia to Pike streets

Posted on Apr 26 2013 9:03 AM

In continued support of early work on the Elliott Bay Seawall Project, the Seattle Department of Transportation reminds travelers that all lanes of Alaskan Way will be closed between Virginia and Pike streets from 7 p.m. this Friday, April 26 through 5 a.m. Monday, April 29.

This closure will help the project safely and efficiently complete early road construction work, and relocate critical utilities in preparation for Seawall construction beginning in fall 2013. The most disruptive early work will be completed before Memorial Day weekend.

Detours around the project area will be posted and will utilize First and Second avenues through downtown.  View flyer (pdf 347 kb) for detailed information and detour routes. 

During the closure, local access to residences, businesses and parking areas will be maintained, as will pedestrian access on the sidewalk adjacent to work zones.

The Elliott Bay Seawall Project will replace the existing seawall with a structure that meets current safety and design standards. It will be the foundation of the current and future waterfront supporting and protecting major utilities, including power, regional telecommunications, gas, sewer and water; SR 99; the BNSF railway; as well as the future features of the Waterfront Seattle Program.