Posts tagged Waterfront Park
Demolition on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Begins

Now that drivers are safely traversing the new SR-99 tunnel, the Washington State Department of Transportation is preparing to demolish the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the first in many steps toward revitalizing the city’s waterfront. As GeekWire reports, WSDOT has now released “an extensive online overview of what to expect from the removal of the old highway above ground — a process that should take about six months.”

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Seattle is Nearing the “Period of Maximum Constraint”

On January 11, 2019, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is set to permanently close the Alaskan Way Viaduct, the first step in a series of efforts to alleviate congestion but that will first make things worse for Seattleites. In what has been called the “period of maximum constraint,” movement in and around downtown will be difficult, as private and public construction will cause street closures and delays.

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Seattle Waterfront Project Update

Over the next few years, the city of Seattle will transform its waterfront in an exciting project that will see updates extending from Pioneer Square through to Belltown’s Battery Street. As Waterfront Seattle describes, the changes will capitalize “on the opportunity created by the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the replacement of the Elliott Bay Seawall” and will include the new Elliott Bay Seawall (currently under construction), better connections between city neighborhoods, infrastructure updates, and twenty acres of public space.

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