The Seattle waterfront will feature a new look when demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct moves into the mop-up stages by the end of September.
As the Washington State Dept. of Transportation and contractor Kiewit erase the double-decker viaduct’s concrete from the waterfront, the project that started in February has hit the final phases, now more than 80 percent complete.
WSDOT expects the bulk of demolition to move away from the waterfront by the end of summer, although some additional work in early fall will include demolition of the viaduct above South Dearborn Street and near Pike Place Market over the BNSF tracks. The work in that area, which has no public impact, includes extremely limited work windows due to train traffic.