Friday, May 1, 2009

Coming Right Up: Yearlong Closure of Olive Way I-5 Offramp

From the Sound Transit website:

Construction on University Link and the Capitol Hill light rail station is now underway. Crews will soon begin preparing the ground beneath I-5 for the tunnel boring machine that will dig the light rail tunnels between Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle.

Beginning as early as May 18th, the Olive Way off-ramp from northbound I-5 will be closed to traffic for about one year. Beginning in mid-June the access to the I-5 express lanes via the Pike/Pine HOV reversible ramp will also be closed to all vehicle traffic for up to one year (buses will continue to have access to the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel). These closures will be in place until Spring 2010. Other shorter closures are also planned.

To keep you informed about the construction, Sound Transit will be hosting frequent community meetings. Please join us on May 7th at 1701 E. Broadway (south end of the main building, enter near the Broadway Performance Hall) to learn about the construction schedule and to ask questions about this work or other construction activities affecting Capitol Hill. The meeting will extend from 6:00-8:00 p.m., with a presentation beginning at 6:30.

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