New Arena at Seattle Center Construction Update



(Updated: January 17, 2020)

NEW ARENA AT SEATTLE CENTER CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Further demolition work on the south side of the project continues as areas of concrete are exposed during excavation.

Nighttime hauling is projected to end in February.

Upcoming start times of overnight truck movement across Seattle Center campus:
Friday, January 17th – 11pm start
Saturday, January 18th – NO HAULING
Sunday, January 19th – 9pm start
Monday, January 20th – 9pm start
Tuesday, January 21th – 9pm start
Wednesday, January 22th – 9pm start
Thursday, January 23th – 9pm start
Friday, January 24th – 11:30pm start
Saturday, January 25th – NO HAULING

Hauling on 1st Ave N will be during the hours of 7pm – 11pm and 5am – 7am. SDOT has approved the use of 2nd Ave for inbound and outbound trucks during the hours of 7am – 10pm Mon.-Fri. and 9am – 10pm Sat., Sun., and Holidays.

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

The map below details truck routes, staffing placement and pedestrian access:

Arena Interior – Installation of the temporary roof support (TRS) bracing continues.  Deep foundation drilling for the permanent structure continues during daytime hours.

North Side – Mass excavation, lagging, tieback, deep foundation drilling and foundation excavation 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 – Further demolition work on the south side of the project continues and will generate noise and vibration in this area.  Lagging, tieback, roof support bracing 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 deep foundation 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.

Sewer pipe cleaning on 2nd Ave between Thomas St and Harrison St continues. Proper staffing and safety measures will be in place.

South Parcel (south of Pottery Northwest) – Horizontal boring of the tunnel is underway and will continue over the next several months.  This work will be done Monday-Saturday.  An additional sound wall has been 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 within the South Parcel and 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. seven days per week during the windows of 10 pm–7 am (10 pm–9 am on weekends and holidays).  Loadout of materials will be completed by excavator operating inside boundary of existing MPPCNV-approved site (#6684113-NV), or by conveyor with drop point extending out over waiting trucks on Thomas Street.  The TNV has been issued for work Monday, January 20th through Monday, February 3rd.

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.

Science of Sports & Entertainment: The Pacific Science Center is teaming up with OVG and NHL Seattle for the latest installment of the Science o Sports and Entertainment speaker series. This event will feature NHL Seattle’s pro scouts Stu Barnes, Cammi Granato, John Goodwin, Dave Hunter, and Ulf Samuelsson as they discuss how they prep for games, what they watch for on the ice, and how they use live game-action, video and data to evaluate players. You can purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/PacSci12820Tix

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:  

CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE:  (206) 401-9896

CONSTRUCTION EMAIL:  seattlearena@oakviewgroup.com

 

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Website: http://newarenaatseattlecenter.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleCenterArena/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeyArenaSeattle

 

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