Aldercrest Field is the staging area for Sound Transit construction

Saturday, April 10, 2021

New entrance road from 25th NE
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Aldercrest Field on 25th NE in Shoreline has been leased to Sound Transit by Shoreline Schools, the property owner.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Sound Transit's construction crews have prepared the soggy field as a staging area for their equipment during construction of the northern half of the Lynnwood Link light rail project through Shoreline and Mountlake Terrace.

Aldercrest Field last August 2020
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

To prepare the staging yard, Sound Transit:
  • Cleared the area of small shrubs and vegetation
  • Created new access roads and strengthened existing roads on the site
  • Built a stormwater retention pond
  • Added fencing around the entire site
Construction materials for the Lynnwood Link
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

What neighbors are seeing there now is equipment for form and falsework. Falsework is the temporary system that supports construction. There is also traffic control equipment.

Temporary fencing around the entire site.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The field was originally part of the school grounds for Kellogg Middle School which was severely damaged in an arson fire in 1983. The undamaged parts of the building were used for special programs and then left vacant. The buildings were demolished in 2014.

The Aldercrest Elementary building across the street on NE 200th has been upgraded and is in use.

--Diane Hettrick


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