SEATTLE — An opening event for the newly constructed Elliott Way along the Seattle waterfront was held Monday afternoon.
Waterfront Seattle said the newly constructed roadway between Pine and Bell streets will serve as the connection between the Seattle waterfront and Belltown in the footprint of the former Alaskan Way Viaduct.
The city of Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects and Friends of Waterfront Seattle plan to celebrate with an unveiling of the new honorary street name of Dzidzilalich, which was selected to honor the long tribal history on the waterfront.
The celebration event began at 3:30 p.m. Monday and featured remarks by:
In August 2022, Alaskan Way opened to traffic between King and Union streets. Elliot Way alongside Alaskan Way will allow traffic to be open from the stadium district at King Street at the south end all the way up to Bell Street at the north end.
Waterfront Seattle said Elliott Way will have two vehicle lanes in each direction along with sidewalks and protected bike lanes.
The road is expected to open within the following two weeks, according to Waterfront Seattle.