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Elliott Bay Seawall Project -- Utility Relocation

Posting Date: 5/10/2013                

Contact: Michael Danielsen - Senior Project Manager

Phone: 206-684-3907

Project Update 8/08/2017

The Elliott Bay Seawall contractor has substantially completed all work south of Pine Street to Union Street. The work is a milestone achievement, in that, all work along Alaskan Way south of Pine Street is restored. The contractor has also completed phase I of the Seawall re-structure in the roadway north of Pine Street to Stewart Street. This northern portion will resume construction in October 2017. All areas south of Pine Street are open to public access.

What is the Elliott Bay Seawall Project?

The Elliott Bay Seawall Project will replace the existing seawall--from S. Washington Street to Virgina Street--with a structure that meets current safety and design standards.

The Elliott Bay Seawall Project is a critical public safety project. Failure of the seawall would have significant impacts to the public, the City of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, Washington State, and the nation. Protection from coastal storm damage and shoreline erosion is vital to preserving Seattle's downtown, the economy, and the region's quality of life and economic competitiveness. The Elliott Bay Seawall:

  • Protects Seattle's downtown waterfront from wind-driven storm waves and the erosive tidal forces of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay.
  • Supports and protects major public and private utilities, including power for downtown Seattle and the western seaboard, natural gas, and telecommunications.
  • Supports State Route 99, the ferry terminal, and rail lines, all of which transport local commuters and visitors as well as local, regional, and international freight.

For more information, please visit: Waterfront Seattle


Construction Start: Late 2013

Duration: Spring 2016

Daily Work Schedule: See Website

Alternate Contact: Frank Tsuboi - Project Assistant

Alternative Contact Phone: 206-615-1753

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