Sound Transit to work at boat launch

  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:30pm
  • News

Sound Transit’s contractor has begun mobilizing equipment and erecting fencing at the Mercer Island Boat Launch in support of seismic retrofit work for East Link light rail.

Crews will use approximately 14 parking spaces for staging and construction, and will construct suspended work decks below the bridge in order to install steel stiffeners on the roadway’s box girders; excavate around the bridge pier footings; and wrap the piers with fiber-reinforced polymer.

The project is expected to continue for several months, but access to remaining parking spaces and the boat launch ramp will be maintained throughout construction. For more information, contact the Sound Transit Community Outreach team at (206) 398-5465 or eastlink@soundtransit.org.

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