UW Light Rail Station Construction Alert

UW light rail alertTo minimize traffic impacts, Sound Transit’s contractor rescheduled the sidewalk construction along Montlake Blvd. during the University of Washington’s spring break.  During the week of March 22, 2010 there will be several construction activities along Montlake Blvd. adjacent to Husky Stadium that will affect the roadway and sidewalks.

March 23 – 25:  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 Tuesday, March 23, 2010 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to minimize traffic impacts)

*Construction schedules are subject to change.  Notifications will be sent out for significant changes.

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.
For more information about the University Link light rail project, please contact Wilbert Santos at (206) 370-5516 or wilbert.santos@soundtransit.org.  You can also visit our website at www.soundtransit.org/UWstation.