Seattle Waterfront Construction

Worried about the waterfront construction? Don’t be!

We understand that the details surrounding the construction of the tunnel and seawall project along Seattle’s waterfront can be confusing.

To simplify it for you, we did research to clarify what it will mean to Bell Harbor International Conference Center and the World Trade Center Seattle. What we discovered is great news—we will remain unaffected! That’s right, through 2016 (the duration of Phase 1), all construction will remain south of Virginia Street—five blocks away.

Up here on the north end of Alaskan Way, it is business as usual.

Driving tips

From the north – travel continues as usual.

From the south – there are three ways you may access Bell Harbor International Conference Center and World Trade Center Seattle from the south: Interstate 5, State Route 99, Alaskan Way and downtown city streets. The route of Alaskan Way is where a change will be noticed as some regular lanes have been reconfigured.

Concerned about your Bell Harbor International Conference Center or World Trade Center Seattle event post 2016?

Phase 1 will be completed in 2016. Post 2016, the City of Seattle is looking at the options for funding and planning. As far as business needs for Bell Harbor International Conference Center and World Trade Center Seattle, parking garage access from Elliott Avenue will allow each of our visitors to bypass Alaskan Way construction.

Get up to date information on the Elliott Bay Seawall and Alaskan Way Viaduct projects by visiting www.waterfrontseattle.org.