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Ch Open House0905

  1. 1. University Link Project I-5 Ramp Closure Update Capitol Hill Open House May 7, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda 6:00 PM - Open House 6:30 PM - Presentation • University Link, Capitol Hill Station and I-5 Construction – Ron Endlich, Deputy Project Director, Sound Transit • Q&A 7:30 PM - Return to Open House 8:00 PM - Close 2
  3. 3. University Link • 3.15-mile extension of Initial Segment and Airport Link – Capitol Hill Station – UW Station and crossover • Schedule – Design: completed early 2009 – Construction: 6.5 years – System testing: 6 months – Open for Service: 2016 • Adds 70,000 daily riders, 114,000 riders systemwide (2030) 3
  4. 4. Capitol Hill Station • Underground station with 3 entrances • Staging area - station and N tunnel excavation at site • Ridership: 14,000 daily boardings • Travel time: – 6 minutes to downtown Seattle (University St.) – 3 minutes to UW Station 4
  5. 5. Capitol Hill Station Schedule 1 2 3 4 5
  6. 6. 1. Demolition and Remediation • Jan. 2009 to mid-2009 • 75% Recycling and salvage goal • Denny remains open • Sidewalks remain open – Will be few short term closures • Site will be paved and remain fenced 6
  7. 7. Recycled and Salvaged Items A large amount of materials that otherwise would have been taken to landfills was removed for re-use. Among some of the items salvaged were: *Recycled Demolition Material to Date: 1,450 Tons • 224 doors • 180 cabinets • 18 restaurant booths • 50 light fixtures • 29 ranges • 31 refrigerators • 13 claw foot tubs • 21 sinks and toilets • 60 radiator fins • 121 ft. wrought iron railing • 90 ft. wood railing • Hundreds of feet of trim and molding • 3500 sq. ft. fir flooring • 500 sq. ft. tin ceiling panels 7
  8. 8. 2. I-5 Undercrossing Work Vicinity I-5 undercrossing contract awarded in February Convention Place Station T EE TR BO ES PIN -Prepares I-5 structures for future tunnel RE W N ST ork A NB I- RE boring machines 5 SB I- ET Work Area re a 5 -Work being done now to avoid conflicts with other WSDOT freeway work and later Paramount Theater U-Link contracts -Coordinated agency outreach to public on ramp closures -Contractor incentives to complete the work early 8
  9. 9. Work Pit Locations ve. nA re Bo SBE Pit NBE Pit NB I -5 SBW Pit SB I- St. 5 NBW Pit e Pin 9
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  11. 11. I-5 Ramp Closures Pine Street Pike Street t ee Str y err Ch 11
  12. 12. Olive Way Off-Ramp Closure Detour 12
  13. 13. Cherry Street On-Ramp Detours ϖ Cherry St. express lane on-ramp will be open to all traffic (currently only HOV) during detour 13
  14. 14. Agency Coordination & Public Outreach Efforts • Coordination with WSDOT, SDOT and KC Metro • Sound Transit website • U-Link Website www.soundtransit.org/u-link • E-mail alerts • WSDOT construction information website • SDOT construction webpage • Portable Vehicle Messaging Systems along I-5 • Highway Advisory Radio System (HARS) • Vehicle Message System with notification of closures • Detour cards for businesses affected by closure to educate patrons • Door-to-door business outreach 14
  15. 15. 3. Station Excavation, Tunneling • Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2012 • Plywood wall surrounding site • Denny and parts of Nagle closed to traffic • Sidewalks open – Will be few short term closures • Single Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) • 24/7 surface activity to support tunneling • High truck volumes 15
  16. 16. Capitol Hill Site Noise Variance •Sound Transit preparing noise variance application for the Capitol Hill site -Construction wall will contain most but not all work noise -24/7 site activities to support tunneling work -Work activities and equipment restrictions, other mitigation •Noise informational meeting June 3, 2009 •DPD will schedule a public meeting on the technical noise variance in late Summer 2009 16
  17. 17. 4. Station Construction • Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2015 • Less trucking activity • Sidewalks open – Will be few short term closures • Cut and cover pedestrian tunnel across Broadway (6 months) – Roadway remains open – Parking restrictions near work 17
  18. 18. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) • 4-5 sites available for TOD • TOD community forums scheduled during 2009 – June 24th forum on housing and retail • Developer(s) to be selected in 2012-2013 • Construction of some sites could begin prior to station opening (2015) 18 N
  19. 19. Questions? 19
  20. 20. Staying Informed • Monthly electronic newsletters www.soundtransit.org/subscribe • Printed and electronic construction alerts • Regular construction update meetings • Full time outreach staff • 24 hour construction hotline 1-888-298-2395 • www.soundtransit.org/u-link 20
  21. 21. Truck Haul Route (beginning 2010) 21

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