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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Construction continues for light rail in Seattle

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Construction at the University of Washington light rail station in Seattle is under way and during the week of March 15, 2010 there will be several construction activities along Montlake Blvd. adjacent to Husky Stadium that will affect the roadway and sidewalks.

March 17 - 19:  Complete curb and sidewalk at the new Pacific St. driveway entrance to the Husky Stadium Parking lot.

· Sidewalk closure on the east side of Montlake Blvd adjacent to the UW Station construction area (Bicyclist/Pedestrians detour located on the west sidewalk on Montlake Blvd).

· Off-peak northbound lane closure on Montlake Blvd (This work will be done March 18 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to minimize traffic impacts)

Construction schedules are subject to change.

University Link is the 3.15-mile extension of light rail from downtown Seattle to the University of Washington. U-Link includes twin-bore tunnels and two stations, one at Capitol Hill (Broadway and East John Street) and the other on the University of Washington campus at Husky Stadium. Local tax funding for U-Link was approved by voters and the project also received a $813-million Federal Transit Administration grant.

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