Channels Network has created this fair use informational website, designed to showcase events, activities related to the people’s park on Pier 62/63. As construction and improvements unfold, we will continue to bring you updates, images, and links in the days, months, and years to come.
Pier6263 is an open space designed for sitting, standing, dancing, performances, concerts on the pier, gathering, and play. Located on the Emerald Cities Elliott Bay Waterfront, next to the Seattle Aquarium, and in front of the Seattle Promenade. Spectacular sunset views and birds eye view of the Seattle Great Wheel.
For more information, please contact the city of Seattle Park Department at: 206-684-4075
BUSY WEEKEND AROUND SEATTLE AND ON THE EMERALD CITY WATERFRONT
Whether you’re gearing up for Seafair or planning a trip to the waterfront, there’s a lot going on around the city this weekend. If you’re on the waterfront and look toward where Pier 62 used to be, you may notice that the barges are back! We’re pretty excited since it means we are going to start rebuilding Pier 62 (www.Pier6263.org). Soon, we will begin preliminary pile installation to test the machinery, soil and methodology in preparation to start full production in a couple weeks.
VAULT INSTALLATION AT MADISON STREET
We are getting ready for vault installation on Madison Street next week between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way. We will be completing preliminary excavation and asphalt removal starting Monday, August 6. Traffic will be maintained during this work until the weekend of August 10 when we plan to install the vault. A full closure of Madison Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way will be needed to safely accommodate the work. The around-the-clock closure of this area is planned to last from 8 PM Friday, August 10, to 5 AM Tuesday, August 14. Local access will be maintained. Please follow the direction of flaggers and the signed detour.
WHAT TO EXPECT BETWEEN VIRGINIA AND PIKE STREETS:
• Construction work will occur six days a week, with the work starting at 7 AM on weekdays and 9 AM on Saturdays and typically ending by 5 PM, with occasional work occurring up until 10 PM if needed. Saturday work is planned for the next three weeks
• Barges have been moved into place and pile installation work is planned to start soon. Increased noise can be expected during this daytime activity
• There will be intermittent pedestrian path closures on the west side trail during pile installation work. Pedestrians will be detoured to the path on the east side as necessary
• Utility installation work on Pine Street should be completed by early next week. Generators will be used intermittently to power equipment
• On-street parking restrictions will be in place to safely accommodate the work
• Demolition work for the Harborscapes Building is planned to start next week. Demolition of the building could start as early as the week of August 13
• During low tide next week, we will be removing the containment wall by cutting and removing sheet pile
• At times, Alaskan Way will be restricted to one lane during utility installation work, directed by flaggers
WHAT TO EXPECT ON MADISON STREET:
• Vault installation prep work is planned to start next week, including asphalt removal and excavation
• During the weekend of August 10, a full closure of Madison Street is planned between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way for vault installation. Local access will be maintained during this around-the-clock closure
WHAT TO EXPECT ON COLUMBIA STREET:
• The areaway improvements on Columbia Street between 1st and Post avenues starts on Monday, August 6
• Projects are continuing on Columbia Street between 1st and Western avenues, including Puget Sound Energy gas main installation and Center City Connector. All projects are required prior to demolition of the SR-99 Columbia Street on-ramp as part of viaduct demolition this fall
• Between all projects, construction work will occur six days a week, with the noisiest work starting at 7 AM on weekdays and 9 AM on weekends and ending by 7 PM
• Traffic will be restricted on Columbia Street to safely accommodate this work
• Pedestrian detours will be in place in the vicinity of Post Avenue and Alaskan Way
OTHER AREA PROJECTS:
• Crews are beginning construction activities to move traffic out from under the Alaskan Way Viaduct this fall. Moving traffic makes room for safe removal of the seismically vulnerable viaduct
• Crews will be working in the Alaskan Way right-of-way, west of the viaduct, at each cross-street intersection. They will be installing new utility poles, trenching and adding underground conduits, and installing cables and traffic signals overhead. Work hours are 7 AM to 5 PM Monday through Saturday. Read the construction notice for more information