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Construction continues for light rail in Seattle

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Wabtec Signs Contract To Provide Electronic Braking To South Africa's Spoornet 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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