Construction Preview

As early as this summer, Sound Transit will conduct activities in the project area to prepare for construction starting in 2019. More specific information about construction schedule and potential impacts will be shared later this fall. In the meantime, below is a preview of the types of work you might see in your neighborhood.

Activities scheduled

Selective demolition work

Sound Transit has acquired several properties along the corridor. These properties are needed for construction and transit operation, and have been brought to Sound Transit’s attention by their neighbors as potential areas of nuisance now that they are empty. Starting June 2018, we will begin demolishing existing structures and clearing debris.


This spring, crews have been drilling in the project corridor to locate utilities and evaluate underground soil conditions for future systems that support light rail operation. This fieldwork is nearly complete and helps to pave the way for construction.