Sound Transit: University Link light rail more than 93 percent complete

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The University Link light rail project, more than 93 percent complete, is on schedule to open first quarter 2016 and remains about $150 million under budget.

That was the good news given to the Sound Transit Board on Thursday.

The U Link project extends the existing light rail service 3.15 miles north with stations at Capitol Hill and the University of Washington.

As was discussed Thursday, one of the unique parts of the project is a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge that will directly connect Link’s University of Washington Station to the upper campus and the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Sound Transit is working with the UW and state Department of Transportation to pay for and build the bike/ pedestrian bridge. Construction of the bridge is going very well. So well in fact that Dow Constantine, King County Executive and Sound Transit Board Chair, asked that Sound Transit continue working with its partners to open the bridge as early as possible, perhaps this summer. 


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