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West Emerson Overpass Repair Project Update - Emerson to Close June 27-29

Seattle Department of Transportation
Traffic Advisory
June 19, 2015
Contact: Marybeth Turner, Public Relations Supervisor, 206.684.8548

West Emerson overpass in Interbay to close June 27-29
Roadway surface grinding will provide smoother ride

SEATTLE – The West Emerson Street overpass over 15th Avenue West in the Interbay area will be closed the weekend of June 27 while crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation grind the roadway surface and install permanent striping.

This overpass is the lowest overhanging structure on the 15th Avenue West truck route, and since it was built in 1959, its northern girder had suffered damage from being hit by over-height loads passing under it.

At the end of last year, the SDOT completed work to replace this girder and renew the roadway pavement. The goal was to leave a rough surface to improve traction, but the resulting surface was rougher than expected. To address this issue, SDOT crews will grind the pavement, providing a smoother ride while also maintaining improved traction. During this closure, permanent road striping will also be installed.

The crews plan to close the West Emerson overpass at 4 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, and reopen it by 5 a.m. on Monday, June 29. During this time, drivers will follow signed detours in the same fashion as the previous, long term closure. A map of the detour is available on the project website.

SDOT Update 5/27/2015
Our project team has now determined that the closure needed for completion of work on the Emerson-Nickerson Overpass will take place over the weekend of June 26 – 28.  We will share the planned starting and ending times for the closure as soon as possible.

The detour route will be the same as the closure last fall.  You can view a map of the defined detour route on our website here:

During this closure June 26 - 28 we will:

  • Grind the roadway surface to provide a smoother drive, while maintaining improved traction
  • Install the permanent striping

If you have any questions about this work, please send an email to (or leave a message on the project hotline at 206-615-1070) and someone will reply as soon as possible.

SDOT Update 5/14/2015
The West Emerson Overpass has been open to traffic since late 2014.

Since opening the overpass, SDOT has received comments regarding the overall roughness of the finished concrete bridge deck. One of the goals of the project was to improve traction across the overpass, which occurred; however, the roughness exceeded our expectations. In order to address this problem, the City will grind the roadway surface to provide a smoother drive, while maintaining improved traction.

This work will require a bridge closure over one weekend in late June/early July. During the closure we will also install permanent road striping. We are working with our contractor and looking at city-wide events to determine the best possible weekend. Once the closure date is determined we will update this website and the project hotline (206-615-1070).

We thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Report: Alaskan Industries' Economic Impact on Puget Sound

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce released a study that finds Alaska’s economic impact on the Puget Sound region continues to grow. Ties that Bind: The Enduring Economic Impact of Alaska on the Puget Sound Region, with research conducted by the McDowell Group, found that Alaska accounted for approximately 113,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs in the six-county region in 2013, and that these jobs generated $6.2 billion in wages. Read the announcement at Seattle Metro Chamber's website.

Free Bait from NSF

Fishermen's Terminal tenant NSF is offering free bait to fishermen on an ongoing basis. View the flier here.

Free 2015 Events at Port of Seattle Marinas

Click here to download the Free 2015 Events at Port of Seattle Marinas flier.

Like to Draw?

Gage Academy of Art is hosting a series of pop-up drawing events this summer, including one here at Fishermen's Terminal! Visit their website for more information.

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

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
  • 2,198 sq. ft. of second floor office space located in the Fishermen’s Center Building available for lease or sublease.
  • 1,484 sq. ft. of second floor office space located in the A-1 Building at the Maritime Industrial Center. View of the Ship Canal.
  • 809 sq. ft. of office space on the first floor of the West Wall Building. View of the Ship Canal.


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