Sound Transit tree and vegetation removal starting near NE 145th St and I-5 and moving south

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Starting as early as Thursday, Sound Transit will begin to clear trees and vegetation near Interstate 5 in order to establish construction work areas where the light rail route will travel.

Work will begin near the intersection of NE 145th Street and I-5, near Jackson Park Golf Course.

The Lynnwood Link route emphasized reducing the private property acquisition and costs required for the project by prioritizing use of existing transportation right of way along I-5 where possible.

A centerpiece of the project’s design is replacing the existing trees with nearly four times as many trees when the project is complete.

Traffic impacts
  • There will be a southbound lane closure on 5th Ave NE with flaggers alternating traffic in both northbound and southbound directions.
  • The right shoulder will be closed on the I-5 northbound off-ramp to NE 145th St (see map). 
This may happen as soon as Thursday, May 2nd, and the traffic revision will remain for approximately two weeks.

Work hours are 10am to 2pm for the first day and will change to 9am to 3pm when construction progresses south away from the NE 145th St off-ramp.

The work zone is located between NE 130th St to NE 145th St (see map).
Work will start at NE 145th St and move towards NE 130th St.
Safety: Sound Transit asks that drivers focus on the road and keep traffic moving. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.



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