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Alki Summer Streets Rocked!

Hundreds of people joined the Alki Summer Streets Party on Sunday, May 19, following the West Seattle 5K Run/Walk, West Seattle High School’s fundraiser event. It was cool along the waterfront, but the weather held up for visitors to enjoy the streets by walking, biking, skateboarding and playing along Alki… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mother’s Day: Score FREE Parking at Waterfront Garages

Don’t forget Sunday is Mother’s Day! As we reported last week, patrons visiting the Waterfront can take advantage of FREE parking this Mother’s Day in Seattle. Helping to make the trip an easy one despite nearby construction, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and City of Seattle have teamed… [ Keep reading ]

Sweet Parking Deals Coming Your Way!

Free Parking at Pioneer Square on May 2 – First Thursday Art Walk It’s First Thursday again, and that means Free Parking in Pioneer Square!  As previously mentioned, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the City of Seattle partner with Pioneer Square businesses… [ Keep reading ]

First Hill Streetcar Construction Update

The First Hill Streetcar project entered another phase of construction last week as it began excavation and construction for streetcar rail in the Pioneer Square neighborhood. Work began at Occidental and Jackson, the location of the terminus station for the project’s 2.5 mile route from Pioneer Square, through the Chinatown/International… [ Keep reading ]

Elliott Bay Seawall Early Work Continues

Early work for seawall construction on the waterfront continues this week on Alaskan Way, between Virginia and Pike streets. What’s New? On Monday, April 15, survey and data collection activities commenced adjacent to Waterfront Park to collect information from the seawall monitoring equipment installed in November 2012. This is the… [ Keep reading ]

Bertha’s Home!

At long last, greeted by an impressive water display from the Seattle Fire Department’s fireboat, Bertha, the world’s largest-diameter tunneling machine, has arrived in Elliott Bay. Seattle’s waterfront was well prepared for her entrance: the Seattle Great Wheel on Pier 57 lit up in the colors of the Japanese flag… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Bridge Construction – Night Work

Construction work on the South Park Bridge site has shifted a little. As King County DOT explains, “crews are demolishing the old bascule pier, working until 7 pm each night in order to meet the project schedule.” Formwork is being installed on the new piers by both day and night… [ Keep reading ]

Here comes Big Bertha!

The Jumbo Fairpartner set sail on March 19 out of Osaka, Japan, carrying Bertha, the massive five-story-tall machine that will dig the SR 99 tunnel underneath downtown Seattle. The voyage is about 5,000 miles and will take approximately two weeks to cross the Pacific Ocean. The 475-foot vessel carrying Bertha… [ Keep reading ]

Elliott Bay Seawall Project Reaches a Major Milestone

Just last week, SDOT released a Final EIS, reaching a major milestone for this project. As you may remember, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) compliant with the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) was issued in November 2012 for public comment. The Final EIS provides detailed information on the… [ Keep reading ]

Great Opportunity for Disadvantaged Firms

 SR 99 Tunnel Project to hold contracts information meeting March 28 Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) will be hosting an open house next week on March 28 for disadvantaged businesses to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities with the tunnel operations buildings. STP is Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) design-builder for… [ Keep reading ]