New Arena at Seattle Center Construction Update



(Updated: December 12, 2019)

Demolition of concrete elements 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 December. 
Nighttime hauling is projected to end in February.  The map below details truck routes, staffing placement and pedestrian access.  

Upcoming start times of overnight truck movement across Seattle Center campus:

Friday, December 13th – 11 pm start

Saturday, December 14th – NO HAULING

Sunday, December 15th – 9:30 pm start

Monday, December 16th – 9:30 pm start

Tuesday, December 17th – 9:30 pm start

Wednesday, December 18th – 10:30 pm start

Thursday, December 19th – 11 pm start 

Friday, December 20th – 11 pm start

Saturday, December 21st – NO HAULING

Hauling on Sunday, 12/15 and Sunday, 12/22 is scheduled to offset the holidays.  

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

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 8 am – 5 pm impact work
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays
9 am – 5 pm impact work

Arena Interior – Installation of the temporary roof support (TRS) continues.  Demolition of the existing concrete loading dock structure will happen Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm.  Hauling operations for this work takes place overnight.  

North Side – Mass excavation, lagging, tieback and roof support bracing work continues during daytime hours only and includes Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am – 5 pm for impact work.  Deep foundation drilling will begin Monday, 12/16 during daytime hours.  All other work will occur as permitted by the MPPCNV.

South Side – Demolition of concrete elements 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.  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, tie back and roof support bracing continues.  Additional drilled piles will be installed Friday and Saturday. This work includes setting a concrete pump on 2nd Ave to support the operation and will completed by 5pm Saturday.  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 (south of Pottery Northwest) – Mobilization of the horizontal boring equipment continues next week.    

South Parcel Sound Wall Extension – An additional sound wall will be constructed surrounding the south tunnel entrance portal to further mitigate sound during the horizontal boring operation.

The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has granted a Temporary Noise Variance (TNV).  The TNV permits the extension of non-impact construction activity related to loadout of materials on Thomas Street within the SDOT-approved closed section of Thomas Street between 1st Ave N and Warren Ave N. during the windows of 10 pm–7 am (9 am on Saturday and Sunday). The TNV has been issued for work Sunday, December 15th through Sunday, December 29th.  This work is projected to start on Sunday, December 15th.  

A sound wall has been constructed on Thomas St. for additional noise mitigation related to loadout of materials on Thomas Street.

Conditions set by SDCI are as follows:

  • Position temporary barriers around stationary noise generating equipment.
  • Do not allow trucks to idle for periods longer than five minutes.
  • No pure tone backup-warning devices after 10:00 PM and before 7:00 AM weekdays, or 9:00 AM weekends, the contractor may use a broadband alarm or back observer (not a flagger, see WAC 296-155-610(2) (e) (ii)) in lieu of pure tone backup warning devices.
  • Use radios for long range communication between crews.
  • The contractor is subject to the activities and equipment listed in the TNV application only. Additional noisy work activities or unpermitted equipment will result in the revocation of this TNV permit.
  • Use of concrete saw cutting equipment or jackhammers/impact noise; is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.  Green saw cutting control lines into new concrete street right of way is allowed if SDCI is notified prior to the green saw cutting.
  • Any material or debris that spill on the pavement shall be removed by hand or by sweeping. Contractor shall employ no scraping type equipment or activity to clean pavement surfaces.
  • Vacuum trucks are not allowed to operate under this noise variance, unless prior approval through Seattle DCI Noise Abatement.

Bi-Weekly Arena Meeting – Open to all, the bi-weekly Arena meetings are open house forums 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:  

 

Date Time Location

December 19 5:30 pm Pottery NW – ClayFest Northwest 

CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE:  (206) 401-9896

CONSTRUCTION EMAIL:  seattlearena@oakviewgroup.com

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeyArenaSeattle

 

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CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE:  (206) 401-9896

CONSTRUCTION EMAIL:  seattlearena@oakviewgroup.com

Follow New Arena at Seattle Center on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleCenterArena/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeyArenaSeattle