Light rail construction phase begins with community meeting

We had a few community posts today marking the change:

Both note that the waiting is over. Work crews have taken over the empty lots — and a short stretch of Denny Way in between — where work will continue for the next six years to build the Capitol Hill light rail station and tunnels connecting our neighborhood with downtown and the University of Washington.

We wrote about what to expect in this ‘Phase 2′ of construction here. To learn more about the the status of the project and important elements like the noise variance application for the project, attend Thursday night’s meeting with Sound Transit at Seattle Central.

Capitol Hill Station: Construction Kick-off Meeting
To keep you informed about the construction progress, Sound Transit is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.  Come to the meeting and meet the contractor, learn about the construction schedule, and ask questions about the upcoming work activities. 
  
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 – 8 p.m. (presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.) 
Seattle Central Community College 
1701 Broadway, Room 1110 – Seattle, WA 98122 
*South end of main building, use entry near the Broadway Performance Hall

For more information: 
Contact Rhonda Dixon at 206-370-5569 or rhonda.dixon@soundtransit.org.  You can also visit http://www.soundtransit.org/capitolhill.

By the way, the contractors currently working in the lot are part of Frank Coluccio Company, one of three companies that make up the joint venture that won the bid for the tunneling between the Hill and downtown. They’re getting somewhere in the vicinity of $154 million to do the job. If you have any issues or feedback, here’s Sound Transit’s24-hour hotline for the project: (888) 298-2395.

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