New Arena at Seattle Center Construction Update



(Updated: February 14, 2020)

NEW ARENA AT SEATTLE CENTER CONSTRUCTION NOTICE
FEBRUARY 14, 2020

 

Reconnection of the Arena footings is underway.
Further demolition work on the south side of the project continues as areas of concrete are exposed during excavation.  The concrete ramp at Gate 4 at Thomas St and 1st Ave N will be removed Saturday 2/15 and Sunday 2/16.  Work will commence at 9am on both days.

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, February 14th – 9 pm start

Saturday, February 15th 9 pm start

Sunday, February 16th – 9 pm start

Monday, February 17th – 9 pm start 

Tuesday, February 18th – 9 pm start

Wednesday, February 19th – 9 pm start

Thursday, February 20th – 9 pm start  

Friday, February 21st – 9 pm start

Saturday, February 22nd – NO HAULING

 

Hauling on 1st Ave N will be during the hours of 7 pm – 11 pm and 5 am – 7 am
SDOT has approved the use of 2nd Ave for inbound and outbound trucks during the hours of
7 am – 10 pm Mon.-Fri. and 9 am – 10 pm 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: 8 am – 5 pm impact work
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: 9 am – 5 pm 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, foundation excavation and new foundation placement 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 – 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.  

Thomas St. will be closed between 2nd Ave N and Warren Ave N on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th for the crane erection.     

West Side – Lagging, tieback and excavation 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, foundation excavation and new foundation placement 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-Sunday. A new drill is installed that will improve noise.  

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 pm9 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 through Monday, March 2nd

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:

February 20: 8 am Armory Loft 1A

March 5:  6 pm Armory Loft 2

March 19:  8 am Armory Loft 1A

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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