There's still four years of construction before the new light rail station on Capitol Hill is finished, but compared to the disruption from the construction of the tunnel to the station, it sounds like the worst is over. Sound Transit sent this note to the Capitol Hill Seattle blog about what's to come at the station on Broadway, between John and Denny:
Turner Construction is preparing to move on site to start construction of the station structures (platform, below and above ground parts of the entrances) ?
Some of Turner's first activities will include pouring the concrete for the actual station walls. That could start as soon as late November. This work would be done during normal business hours and should not involve major truck traffic increases compared to what it took to haul out the mining spoils. For the most part, you won't see much of a change in traffic coming and going from the site.
Behind the walls, the construction sequence over the next few years will go something like this, with many activities taking place concurrently and being completed by different contractors:
· Station walls
· Tunnel rail installation
· Tunnel systems installation (power and communications systems)
· Station interior construction
· Pedestrian tunnel under Broadway construction (note, this will be constructed from the top down)
· Station exterior/entrance construction
· Train/systems testing
· What to expect during Capitol Hill Station construction [CHS]