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Big infrastructure for the Seawall Project is installed at Waterfront Park

If you haven’t visited the waterfront recently, you might notice some changes near Waterfront Park as the Seawall Project continues construction. Over the next few weeks, large sections of the new seawall will be installed in this location. This location is adjacent to Waterfront Park, which provides a unique opportunity… [ Keep reading ]

A Seawall Update: Jet Grouting, It’s providing a strong foundation

The existing seawall has protected Seattle’s waterfront for more than 70 years, but time and a harsh marine environment have weakened this vital piece of infrastructure, which is currently being replaced. The seawall structure is more than just the concrete face at the edge of the water. An estimated 20,000… [ Keep reading ]

Plan Ahead for Sunday’s Big Game

Seattle’s abuzz with football excitement as the Seahawks look to make history in Phoenix this Sunday. On this final Blue Friday of the season, we present you with some critical information so you can plan ahead if you plan to drink. It’s common knowledge that drinking and driving don’t mix. Consider… [ Keep reading ]

From the Seawall Project Construction site: Safety is a Priority!

The Seawall Project is replacing the city’s aging seawall along the central waterfront, which is a large and complex undertaking. On any given day, large trucks and equipment are continuously entering and exiting the work zone, and lifting, pushing and moving materials and supplies. With the constant action on the… [ Keep reading ]

New Seawall structure complete south of Colman Dock

The seawall structure between Yesler Way and South Washington Street was completed earlier this week, marking a major milestone for the Seawall Project as season 2.5 construction begins! The Yesler Way intersection reopened on Monday and the area to the south was reestablished as a work zone for the Alaskan… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping People Moving Around the Waterfront During Seawall Construction

If you haven’t been to the waterfront lately, you might not be able to recognize it. Seawall construction is in full swing, and replacing this important piece of infrastructure is no small task. Despite all the activity, the waterfront is open and accessible, and keeping vehicle and pedestrian traffic moving… [ Keep reading ]

Attention Holiday Shoppers and Figgy Pudding Fans, Cheap and Easy parking in downtown Seattle!

Here’s some useful parking tips for holiday shoppers, event-goers, and anyone visiting downtown Seattle. You can easily find convenient, affordable parking spots in real time by using the smart phone-optimized website with downtown parking map. So, if you’re headed to the annual Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling event Friday, Dec…. [ Keep reading ]

Daylight: A key element in restoring and illuminating Elliott Bay’s nearshore ecosystem

In the early 1900s, Seattle began to expand the natural shoreline westward into Elliott Bay to accommodate ships that came to port at the deep water piers along the central waterfront. The mudflats and gently sloping beaches of Seattle’s original waterfront made way for concrete, steel, and piers. Because of… [ Keep reading ]

Seawall construction continues with marine mattress and zee panel installation

After installing the first seawall face panels along the waterfront south of Colman Dock, the Elliott Bay Seawall Project is continuing to build infrastructure and habitat enhancements in this area. Recently, marine mattresses, plastic mesh bags filled with stone, were installed along the new seawall panels. These provide a shallow… [ Keep reading ]

The first seawall face panels are installed south of Colman Dock

On October 4, the Elliott Bay Seawall Project installed the first segment of the new seawall face. The individual panels were lifted into place with a crane in a similar manner to how the original seawall was constructed. Because the activity is tidally influenced, this work was completed in the… [ Keep reading ]