Waterfront – Corridor North of Union

Review Status

In September 2014 we approved the schematic design for the the Main Corridor North of Union St. We anticipate another review at the design development phase.

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has developed initial concepts for the Alaskan Way street designs between Union and Bell Streets. SDOT’s concept designs are in preparation for the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in 2016. SDOT’s proposal has two distinct sections:

  • The first section is along Alaskan Way from University St to Pine St.
  • The second section starts north of Pine St where Alaskan Way becomes Elliott Ave. From this intersection, the improvements continue north from Pine St to Bell St.

Under SDOT’s proposal, both Alaskan Way and Elliott Ave would include two general purpose lanes in each direction. Turn lanes would widen the Pine St intersection as the right-of-way changes from Alaskan Way to Elliott Ave heading north to Belltown.

Each segment will include continuous sidewalks, a cycle track, a planted median, and planted buffers between the road and the sidewalk. Loading zones would be located on Alaskan Way between Union St and Pine St.

September 18, 2014

January 23, 2014