• Closing a portion of E. Denny Way between Broadway and 10th avenues, and a portion of Nagle Place south of Denny. These road closures will be in effect for up to six years in order to accommodate the construction activities for the underground station.
• Installing tree protection around the Chinese Scholar Tree in Cal Anderson Park.
• Removing three trees in the northwest corner of Cal Anderson Park and several street trees along E. Denny Way.
• Installing the solid construction fence around the site.
• Relocating underground utilities on E. Denny Way, Howell, and Nagle Place.
• Seattle DOT will install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Broadway Ave and E. Denny Way
• "Jet grouting" the soil near E. Denny Way and John St., which involves injecting the soil with a cement-based substance to improve ground stability for tunneling.
Additional updates will be distributed as more information about the specific work and what to expect becomes available.
University Link (U-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 Ave and E. John St) and the other on the University of Washington campus at Husky Stadium. U-Link is projected to add 70,000 daily riders to the Link system, bringing total daily ridership to 114,000 in 2030. Construction of U-Link began in early 2009 and will continue over the next six years. Passenger service is scheduled to begin in 2016.