Seattle City Light LARRY WEIS, General Manager and CEO
Central Waterfront Transmission Line Relocation Project

Transmission Line Home

Updated: May 26, 2017

South King Street west of Alaskan Way scheduled to be closed to vehicles as soon as Tuesday, May 30
Starting as early as Tuesday, May 30, crews will begin work at South King Street as part of Phase 2 for the Central Waterfront Transmission Line Relocation Project (TLR). As part of this work, South King Street west of Alaskan Way will be closed to vehicles for up to two weeks. Bicyclists and pedestrians will still be able to access the Elliott Bay Trail from South King Street – flaggers will be onsite to direct bicycle and pedestrian traffic through the work zone. Please follow all posted signs and expect temporary, short-term delays accessing the trail. Work includes excavating and installing conduits and concrete encasement for the transmission lines. Vehicles accessing the Port of Seattle Terminal 46 work zone will be directed to South Jackson Street.

Night work at Yesler Way is scheduled to continue through early June. Crews will be working on occasional Saturdays from June through August during daytime hours, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

There will be no work over the Memorial Day weekend.

What to expect at South King Street:

  • South King Street west of Alaskan Way will be closed to vehicle traffic. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to access your destination.
  • Vehicles accessing the Port of Seattle Terminal 46 west of Alaskan Way will be directed to South Jackson Street.
  • Flaggers will direct pedestrian and bicycle traffic to access the Elliott Bay Trail at South King Street.
  • Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What to expect at Yesler Way:

  • Temporary and intermittent impacts to vehicle traffic, and pedestrian and bicycle paths. Please follow the direction of flaggers and signage to access your destination.
  • During night work at Yesler Way, work hours are from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights. The noisiest work, including saw-cutting and pavement breaking, will only last until 10 p.m.
  • During night work, ferry traffic to Colman Dock at Yesler Way will be inbound only – all outgoing traffic will use Marion Street.
  • Night work at Yesler Way is scheduled to end in early June.
Useful links
There are a number of waterfront construction projects that are in construction or in the design phase that overlap with this project area. Links to each project are included below.

Elliott Bay Seawall Project: www.waterfrontseattle.org/seawall

Waterfront Seattle: www.waterfrontseattle.org

Alaskan Way Viaduct Program: www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/viaduct

Project Fact Sheet

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