New Arena at Seattle Center Construction Update

 

(Updated: June 5, 2020)

NEW ARENA AT SEATTLE CENTER CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Reconnection of the Arena footings continues to advance on all sides of the project.  This work is projected to be finished next month. 

Removal of the Temporary Roof Support surrounding reconnected footings continues.

Steel erection started in the NE corner and continues.

Hauling on 1st Ave N will be during the hours of 8 am – 5 pm Monday-Saturday.

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

North Side New foundation placement, waterproofing and shotcrete 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 Foundation placement and 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 – Foundation excavation, new foundation placement, waterproofing and shotcrete work 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 waterproofing, shotcrete, 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 is nearing completion. Proper staffing and safety measures are in place.  

South Parcel (south of Pottery Northwest) – Horizontal boring of the tunnel, excavation, lagging and tiebacks will continue over the next several months.  

SDCI has granted a TNV that permits the extension of non-impact construction activity within the South Parcel seven days per week during the windows of 10 pm – 7 am (10 pm 9 am on weekends and holidays).  The South Parcel TNV has been issued for work through Monday, June 22nd.

Conditions set by SDCI for the South Parcel TNV are as follows:

  • Construction of 12-foot noise barrier around perimeter of South Parcel 
  • Limit impact work such as auger shaking, jack hammering, hoe ram use, or vibratory compacting to the hours allowed by SMC 25.08.425.C;
  • Use drilling methods vs impact driving for shoring (i.e., soldier pile walls) and pier installation;
  • Prohibit concrete saws during nighttime hours;
  • lieu of pure-tone, mobile equipment backup alarms, use strobe warning lights or flaggers when possible. When strobe warning lights or flaggers not feasible, construction contractor will use broadband backup alarms. Also, create site logistics that minimize need for mobile equipment to reverse;
  • Prohibit compression brakes;
  • Construct enclosures around stationary equipment;
  • Perform particularly noisy operations during daytime hours or schedule several noisy operations concurrently rather than separately; 
  • Employ time constraints for noisy operations to reduce potential impacts during sensitive time periods;
  • Provide training to supervisors to increase awareness of construction noise as it relates to the noise-sensitive surrounding;
  • Use properly sized and maintained mufflers, and if feasible, engine intake silencers and engine enclosures;
  • Turn off idle equipment after no more than five minutes;
  • To reduce noise during loading of soils with cobble, employ one of the following mitigation measures if deemed necessary:
  • Line tuck beds with rubberized noise-absorbing material. Load large cobble using progressive link excavator buckets or similar and ensure loading is performed by a skilled operator or alternatively;
  • Carefully load truck beds first with soils or fine gravels followed by larger pieces of cobble using excavator with progressive link excavator buckets or similar;
  • Installation of a 24-hour construction noise monitoring system to log construction site noise.
  • An additional Noise Monitoring Terminal, NMT4, has been placed on roof of Avalon Cooperative, a 3-story building located at northwest corner of 1st Ave N and John St.

Bi-Weekly Arena MeetingAll Biweekly Arena meetings are suspended until further notice.  

CONSTRUCTION HOTLINE:  (206) 401-9896

CONSTRUCTION EMAIL:  seattlearena@oakviewgroup.com

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