Sound Transit Construction Alert

Construction alert: University of Washington Station, Friday, Jan 29 – Mon, Feb 1

Weekend Lane Closure: Northbound lane on Montlake Blvd NE between NE Pacific Street and Place. 

Sound Transit’s contractors will begin the installation of dewatering wells just north of the University of Washington Station as early as Friday, January 29. The work this weekend requires a northbound vehicle lane and the east sidewalk on Montlake Blvd NE between NE Pacific Street and NE Pacific Place to be closed. This is being done to prepare for the future retrieval of the tunnel boring machines (TBM) building the extension to the U District, Roosevelt and Northgate neighborhoods.

What to expect:

  • Work Schedule: Friday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m.Monday, Feb. 1, 3 p.m.
  • Traffic Impacts: One northbound lane on Montlake Blvd NE will be closed between NE Pacific Street and Place. Sidewalk access on the east side of Montlake Blvd NE will be closed near the work area. Two way traffic will remain on Montlake Blvd. Expect traffic delays during this work.
  • Construction Activities: Drilling into the concrete, removing ground material and installing the dewatering well. Drilling will sound similar to a truck running with occasional hammering sounds. The vacuum truck will make noise while soil material is being removed. Drill rigs and support equipment may be temporarily stationed on streets or parking lots overnight during this work. A generator will be used during the work and for dewatering activities when the TBM arrives. The dewatering installations are estimated to remain in the area north of the University of Washington Station until early summer. Stay tuned for future alerts for work on Montlake Blvd NE.
  • Equipment: Drill rig, trucks, traffic signage, cones, generators and vacuum trucks.

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