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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program and Seattle area projects
Fall 2013 project updates
- 12-inch natural gas main relocation project
During the week of July 15, PSE's contractors began laying pipe on Madison Street in Seattle. PSE's natural gas pipeline relocation work is in preparation for WSDOT's Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement program.
- PSE’s natural gas contractor, Michels Corporation, completed installation of the new pipeline (see project route) in late September 2013. Work to relocate the pipeline began in early July 2013.
- Roadway paving and sidewalk restoration activities are expected to continue through the fall, with some restoration work anticipated to be complete in early 2014.
- PSE’s natural gas contractor, InfraSource, will be conducting remediation activities for distribution pipelines in downtown Seattle through 2014
- In coordination with the Seattle First Hill Streetcar Project, PSE relocated a segment of existing 2-inch natural gas line along S Jackson Street between Second and Third avenues (see map). This work was completed in April 2013
In conjunction with Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program and several other Seattle-area transportation projects, Puget Sound Energy plans to relocate, reconfigure and otherwise protect segments of the existing natural gas pipeline in areas of downtown Seattle to ensure continued public safety and customer reliability. On July 30, 2013, boring of the new SR 99 tunnel began.
The Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, Elliott Bay Seawall Project and Waterfront Seattle Project are collectively the largest set of associated projects to take place in the Puget Sound region in several decades. Additionally, there are six other Seattle-area transportation projects planned to take place over the next five years; many of these projects require relocation of utilities, including PSE’s natural gas system. These projects are driven by the City of Seattle, Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Transportation, the Port of Seattle and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
For information on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program please visit these Web sites:
Washington State Department of Transportation
Seattle Department of Transportation
PSE is working closely and proactively with all the jurisdictions and agencies to ensure the continued safety and reliability of our existing natural gas system in the area.
For more information on these projects, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Project Manager Julie Kelly at 425-462-3919.
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12-inch high pressure natural gas pipeline relocation project