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Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Construction begins soon for the Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Project and extends through fall 2017. This involves street and sidewalk closures, and detours of some transit routes. Stay up to date and check out the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) fact sheet on the project webpage: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/YeslerBridge.htm

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A Message from WSDOT Regarding Ground Settlement

A Message from WSDOT Regarding Ground Settlement

Good afternoon, I wanted to send a quick note to let you know the latest information about settlement in Pioneer Square. We have told you about our settlement monitoring system that we installed as part of the SR 99 Tunnel Project. As we publicly announced last Friday, STP surveyors detected over one inch of ground settlement near the pit Seattle Tunnel Partners is building to access and repair the tunneling machine. We have also seen settlement on the Alaskan Way Viaduct and some of the buildings that we are monitoring; the amount of settlement lessens in the surrounding area. Most […]

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Tunnel Project Update

Tunnel Project Update

WSDOT and Seattle Tunnel Partners conducted additional survey work early Sunday morning (12/7/2014) to further assess the amount and extent of settlement that recently occurred on and near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Some of the data was inconclusive and analysis is still underway; however, WSDOT observed that a small amount of differential settlement is occurring near the access pit. Differential settlement is when the ground settles unevenly over an area. When the ground settles evenly or uniformly over an area, there is less risk of damage. The additional survey work did not find that the differential settlement has caused any […]

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Downtown Streetcar Open House Tomorrow (11/19/14)

Downtown Streetcar Open House Tomorrow (11/19/14)

SDOT is holding an open house on the Center City Streetcar project tomorrow evening – covering the City Council approved segment that would tie the South Lake Union and the First Hill streetcar lines together. The open house will be from 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 85 Pike Street, on the 3rd floor of the Economy Building. This streetcar line will operate in its own lane on First Avenue (to ensure fast, reliable service) with trains arriving every 5 minutes. Stops are planned near Pike Place Market, the Marion Street Bridge to the ferries at Colman […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program News – August 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program News - August 2014

Topics: Bertha update – Construction of the access pit’s underground walls will continue through August Early warning – Four-day closure of SR 99 coming in late August Milepost 31 Speakers Series – Bertha and progress on the SR 99 Tunnel Project Bertha update – Construction of the access pit’s underground walls will continue through August Earlier this week, Seattle Tunnel Partners notified us that building the underground walls of the circular pit (pdf 2.5 Mb) crews will use to access and repair the SR 99 tunneling machine will continue through August. While this date is later than anticipated, STP reports that […]

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Seattle City Light Increasing Electrical Capacity Along 1st Avenue

Seattle City Light Increasing Electrical Capacity Along 1st Avenue

Updated Information: Seattle City Light plans to pull in new underground power lines along 1st Avenue from King Street to Washington Street on Wednesday, February 26 and then from Washington Street to Cherry Street on Wednesday, March 5. We want you to know about the work and its impacts. What:                  Several-day job, pulling and splicing cable Why:                    Upgrading our system to increase electrical capacity and reliability Where:               Vaults located in parking lane on west side of First Avenue from King Street to Washington Street and from Washington Street to Cherry Street. See maps on reverse side. When:                 Pulling […]

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Sidewalk closure required for Pergola repair

Sidewalk closure required for Pergola repair

Closure expected to last two days The sidewalk under the Pergola in Pioneer Square will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb. 7, while workers repair broken glass and assess other damage to the structure. Contractor Herzog Glass will be on site to replace the 28 glass panels that were broken or damaged after Super Bowl revelers climbed on the Pergola. During the sidewalk closure Seattle Parks and Recreation staff will make a closer inspection of the top of the structure to better understand any damage. The cost of repairs is estimated to be between $15,000 and $25,000, […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – February 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update - February 2014

It’s been a busy start to 2014 with the opening of the South Atlantic Street overpass and crews working to get Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, digging again.  Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to: Milepost 31 Speaker Series: Learn about the South Atlantic Street overpass On Monday, Jan. 27, we opened a new overpass to the west of Seattle’s stadiums, just south of Pioneer Square. The overpass allows traffic to bypass a busy railroad track that crosses South Atlantic Street. Before the overpass, train activity often blocked traffic for extended periods, which not only slowed truckers traveling […]

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ADA Ramps for Pioneer Square

ADA Ramps for Pioneer Square

To address the need to make Pioneer Square’s historic streets meet 21st century ADA standards, the International Sustainability Institute (ISI) and the Alliance for Pioneer Square are working to identify sidewalks in need of curb cuts and repair. Through this program, business owner Michael Lindsey applied for the construction of an ADA accessible ramp in front of his business, Laguna Pottery (pictured right) and is the first to do so. Thanks to the Neighborhood Park & Street Fund for funding these fixes. ISI’s Active Streets Report informed and guided this process with consultant Randy Earle, neighborhood resident and founder of […]

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Moving the Historic Washington Street Boat Landing

Moving the Historic Washington Street Boat Landing

The Washington Street Boat Landing pergola is in the process of being removed, protected, and restored in anticipation of the Elliott Bay Seawall project. The move is slated for Sunday, February 9th and Monday, February 10th. The historic boat landing’s iron shelter was built in 1920, and is one of three pergolas in Pioneer Square. The Pioneer Square Preservation Board gave its Certificate of Approval to move the structure to a storage site on Terminal 25, thereby ensuring its safety during construction. After the Seawall Project is completed, the pergola will be moved back to its original site and will be […]

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