ONLINE OPEN HOUSE: June 4 – July 30, 2018
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.
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.
Tree removal and replacement
Starting in early 2019, Sound Transit will begin removing trees in areas where track, guideway or other transit infrastructure will be located in order to protect safe and uninterrupted light rail service. Trees could potentially fall onto tracks or disrupt power service.
Sound Transit is committed to replacing trees removed during construction based on replacement requirements in each jurisdiction. Where feasible, agency crews will replant short trees under elevated guideways as depicted in the graphic above.
Crews will plant additional replacement trees around the project corridor. The table below shows the estimated number of trees slated for removal and the number the agency will plant as replacements.
|Jurisdiction||Number of trees to be removed (est.)||Proposed plantings (est.)|