April 30 #99closure update

Posted on Apr 30 2016 3:30 PM

Update 4/30/16 4:00 p.m. STP crews are tunneling slowly and deliberately.

Tunneling progress

After completing the first ring, STP crews have been preparing the machine to move out of the concrete of the maintenance stop. The transition from concrete into soil is an important part of tunneling under the viaduct and STP crews have been working to ensure that the transition goes smoothly. Once the machine is fully prepared to mine through this transition, crews will advance slowly and deliberately.

Big events this weekend

Commuters will have the weekend to recharge after Friday’s tough commute. Still, travelers should expect significant congestion in the Seattle area on Saturday with both the Sounders and Mariners playing home games. First pitch for the Mariners game is at 7:10 p.m., one hour later than originally scheduled.

Sounder train service will be running tomorrow to help fans reach the Sunday Mariners game. Visit Sound Transit’s website for schedules and details.