Waterfront – Corridor South of Union

Review Status

On October 16, 2014, we approved the schematic design for the Main Corridor South of Union St. We anticipate reviewing the project again, perhaps in smaller segments, at the design development phase.

In October we also approved the concept design for the waterfront kiosks, which we will review again at the schematic design.

Project Description

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

  • S King St to S Main St
  • S Main St to Yesler Way
  • Yesler Way to Spring St
  • Spring St to Union St

Under SDOT’s proposal, Alaskan Way would include four lanes in each direction from S King St to Yesler Way and narrow to two lanes in each direction north of Yesler Way. The intersection of Yesler Way and Alaskan Way would include additional turn lanes for traffic heading to Colman Dock, serving the Washington State Ferries.

Each segment will include continuous sidewalks, a cycle track, a planted median, and planted buffers between the road and the sidewalk. Parking and loading zones would be located north of Yesler Way.

The project team is also developing a proposal for four kiosks along the waterfront promenade that we will review with the overall corridor design.

June 18, 2015

October 16, 2014

November 21, 2013