The tunnel boring machine traveling from Broadway to downtown has apparently progressed another 40 feet since our Friday update placing the machine somewhere beneath Bonney Watson.
Sound Transit sent out a U-Link construction update complete with a cool aerial view of the Broadway construction site and this almost cool infographic showing progress of the tunnel boring for the entirety of the $2 billion project.
The three University Link tunnel boring machines, nicknamed Togo, Balto and Brenda, are off and running. By the end of July, Togo had advanced approximately 800 feet, on its way towards Capitol Hill and successfully passed under the Lake Washington Ship Canal (Montlake Cut) earlier this month. Balto, also digging to Capitol Hill had gone about 80 feet. Brenda, digging from Capitol Hill to downtown Seattle had advanced about 120 feet
Bird’s Eye View of University Link’s two station areas The photos to the left offer a unique perspective of the tightly confined University of Washington and Capitol Hill station construction sites, taken earlier this month. One site is located next to a major University, the other a densely populated neighborhood. While construction continues, Sound Transit’s contractors are working hard to be good neighbors.
At the University of Washington, the site is now shared by two different contractors with the “modified top-down” station roof construction well underway at the north end of the construction site.
As we also previously reported, August 1st will bring the start of expanded work days at the Broadway station site:
Starting August 1, Sound Transit’s contractor will be adding a second work shift, which could result in increased construction activity and truck traffic.
The work shift hours are: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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