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Nickerson-Emerson Overpass Construction Notice from SDOT

The Seattle Department of Transportation will begin repair of the Nickerson-Emerson overpass above 15th Avenue West (just south of the Ballard Bridge) starting in October of this year. These repairs will require a complete closure of the overpass to all traffic for approximately 10 weeks. Previously staff thought it would be possible to maintain one open lane for traffic during some portion of this work, but considerations of worker and public safety have made that infeasible – there just isn’t enough room on the overpass.

The overpass will close the week of October 6th and likely reopen before the end of the year. On one weekend, tentatively planned for October 10-12, crews will work nearly around the clock to remove the damaged girder under the north side of the overpass and set a replacement girder. At night during this weekend 15th Avenue West underneath the bridge will also be closed to all traffic. During these late night closures a detour will be provided around the closed segment via West Dravus Street, Gilman Ave West and West Emerson Street – for both north and southbound vehicles.

After the first weekend’s replacement of the damaged girder, work will continue with the rebuilding of portions of the curb, vehicle railing, and bridge deck that will have been demolished in order to replace the girder. Crews will also repair and restore worn and damaged bridge joints as well as prepare the surface of the bridge deck before covering it with a new (1.5” thick) concrete driving surface. Since placing this concrete deck overlay will require day-long periods of little to no rainfall, the final completion date can only be projected as falling within a week or two of January 1st.

Detour routes for the 10 week long closure of the overpass will be established using West Dravus Street and Gilman Ave West or the Ballard Bridge depending on the direction of travel. Electronic messaging boards will soon be placed to inform commuters and others of the upcoming closures, and businesses and residents in the vicinity of the project will be notified by mail.

SDOT recognizes this project will adversely impact many individuals and businesses, but repairing this structure is critical to Seattle’s transportation network. We trust you’ll find the results will be worth the relatively short length of the project’s impacts.

Fishermen's Fall Festival

The 26th Annual Fishermen’s Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Highlights include survival suit races, a lutefisk eating contest, salmon filet contest, cooking demonstrations, live music, kids’ activities, and a salmon barbecue. Other food offerings include hot dogs, Alaskan scallop Scalloritos, Bering Sea crab melts, and Alaskan cod tacos. Visit the Fishermen’s Fall Festival website or Facebook page for more information.

Fishermen's Terminal at the Pacific Marine Expo

Visit the Fishermen's Terminal booth (#539) at the Pacific Marine Expo November 19-21, 2014! Need help getting there? A shuttle to the Pacific Marine Expo will depart from Fishermen's Terminal every half hour. See you there!

Construction Project Updates

There are several construction projects happening at Fishermen’s Terminal and the Maritime Industrial Center including:
  • Net Shed Code Compliance
  • C-15 HVAC Replacement
  • C-2 Nordby HVAC & Roof Replacement
  • Net Shed 9 Roof Overlay

Subscribe to the quarterly Fishermen's Terminal newsletter for more details. 

If you have questions on any of these projects or would like more information, please call Fred Chou, Seaport Project Manager at (206) 787-3217.

Fishermen's Terminal 25-Year Plan Updates

Stakeholder outreach activities are ongoing for the Fishermen's Terminal 25-year plan. When finished, the plan will address the adequacy of the upland buildings and yards as well as opportunities to improve them.

At the outset the planning process staff held a customer open house and conducted a series of interviews with fishing moorage tenants. This led to an initial assessment of customer needs. The finalized version of the report has been posted to the project website

Throughout the study there will be opportunities to get involved. The project website provided above allows you to submit an email address in order to receive project updates and reminders of meetings. You may also contact project manager Joseph Gellings at (206) 787-3368 or at

Net Sheds Available

Upstairs lockers are now available. Level concrete floors, 350 sq ft, 1-ton hoist with pallet forks and pallet jack provides for easy access. Sign up in the office for downstairs locker wait list.

Office & Other Space Available

We have multiple spaces available. For more information please contact Rebecca Schwan (206) 787-3713 or
  • 3,000 sq. ft. of office, shop, and showroom space in the C-10 Building.
  • Approx. 175 sq. ft. of office space located in the Fishermen’s Center Building on the 2nd floor available for sublease.
  • 3,942 sq. ft. of second floor office space located in the Fishermen’s Center Building available for lease or sublease.
  • 1,448 sq. ft. of second floor office space located in the A-1 Building at the Maritime Industrial Center. View of the Ship Canal.



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