New Arena at Seattle Center Construction Update



(Updated: November 15, 2019)

Demolition of the Arena footings on the south side of the project continues.  This work will generate disruptive noise and vibration and is projected to be finished by the end of November.

Nighttime hauling will continue through February.  The map below details truck routes, staffing placement and pedestrian access.

 

Upcoming start times of overnight truck movement across Seattle Center campus:
Friday, November 15th – 11pm start
Saturday, November 16th – NO HAULING
Sunday, November 17th – NO HAULING
Monday, November 18th – 9pm start
Tuesday, November 19th – 9pm start
Wednesday, November 20th – 9pm start
Thursday, November 21st – 11pm start
Friday, November 22nd – 11pm start
Saturday, November 23rd – NO HAULING

Hauling on 1st Ave N will be during the hours of 7pm – 11pm and 5am – 7am

The Arena MPPCNV is activated.

Construction is allowed 24/7.  Impact work hours are limited to daytime work only.

Construction Impact Work Hours:
Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm impact work
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays
9am – 5pm impact work

 

Arena Interior – Installation of the temporary roof support (TRS) and demolition of the roof footings continues.  Hauling operations for this work takes place overnight.

North Side – Mass excavation, lagging and tieback work continues during daytime hours only and includes Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 5 pm for impact work. All other work will occur as permitted by the MPPCNV.

South Side – Demolition of the Arena footings continues and will generate noise and vibration in this area.  Lagging, tieback and mass excavation work continues.  This work is being done during daytime hours only and includes Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 5 pm for impact work.  All other work will occur as permitted by the MPPCNV.

West Side – Lagging, tiebacks, bracing and excavation of the temporary ramp continues.  Demolition of the Arena footings continues and will generate noise and vibration in this area.  This work includes Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 5 pm for impact work.  All other work will occur as permitted by the MPPCNV.

East Side – Construction work including mass excavation, lagging and tie back operations will continue for the next few months. This work is being done during daytime hours only and includes Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 5 pm for impact work. All other work will occur as permitted by the MPPCNV.

South Parcel (surface lot south of Pottery Northwest) – Lagging, tiebacks and excavation of the south tunnel entrance continues.  Above grade piping installation for dewatering continues.

Thomas St. between 1st Ave N and Warren Ave N is closed to vehicular traffic for the length of the Arena construction project.  This will result in a pedestrian detour and daytime parking restrictions on Warren Ave N between Thomas St. and John St., as detailed in the map below.  These parking restrictions are under review to be reduced.   Parking will be allowed on weekends and between the hours of 5pm and 9am.

 

1st Ave N. – Bike lane modification is projected to be done on November 20th.  This will require a single day closure of the west lane of 1st Ave N between John St. and Thomas St.  This work is weather dependent and pending SDOT permit issuance.

Science of Sports & Entertainment:  Supporting the Roof – Join us on November 19th for another program in our Science in the City series, bringing together three innovative powerhouses:  Oak View Group, Pacific Science Center, & NHL Seattle.

Walk past the construction site of the New Arena at Seattle Center and you’ll see the historic 1962 World’s Fair roof floating in mid-air, but there’s no magic going on here. So how exactly does the 44-million-pound roof remain intact, in the heart of Seattle Center, while a brand-new arena is constructed underneath? Join our panelists on November 19th as they take us on a deep dive into the engineering and science behind holding up the iconic roof of the New Arena at Seattle Center. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. for a reception in Lower Building 4 featuring alcoholic beverages for purchase and complimentary light bites. Presentation begins at 7 p.m. in PACCAR IMAX Theater.

Panel:

  • Steve Hofmeister (Managing Principal at Thorton Tomasetti)
  • Elliott Veazey (Senior Director at CAA Icon)
  • Brent Leiter (Project Executive at Mortenson Construction

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://bit.ly/PacSciTix1119 

Bi-Weekly Arena Meeting – Open to all, the bi-weekly Arena meetings are to provide project updates and coordinate with stakeholders including but not limited to local businesses, communities, SDOT, SDCI and Seattle Center resident organizations on construction impacts and efforts to support ongoing activities at Seattle Center and in the adjacent communities.

Upcoming schedule:

 

 

CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE:  (206) 401-9896

CONSTRUCTION EMAIL:  seattlearena@oakviewgroup.com

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