At 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27 crews working for Sound Transit will reopen the reversible ramp from Pike and Pine streets to the Interstate 5 express lanes. Crews closed the ramp in June 2009 to prepare the ground beneath I-5 to make way for the tunnel boring machine they will use to construct the 3.15-mile light rail tunnel extension between downtown Seattle and the University of Washington.
Drivers need to be aware that crews will continue to close ramps and lanes during construction, including the on-ramp from Cherry Street to northbound I-5 for up to three weeks in May. The off-ramp from northbound I-5 to Olive Way will reopen to traffic when the project is completed in early summer.
For more information: www.soundtransit.org/i5undercrossing/
Bruce Gray, Sound Transit Communications, 206-398-5069
Annie Johnson, WSDOT Communications, 206-716-1165