(Editor's note: This post will be updated periodically to reflect the latest work schedules)
Getting ready for the 33 miles of Link extensions coming over the next three years involves a lot more than just construction on the extensions.
It also means making sure that our existing operations are in top condition as we prepare to tie the new extensions into our current one.
This work is getting us ready for the future, which is why we’re calling it Future Ready.
Starting in July through 2023, we’re going to have a series of construction and maintenance activities that will help us prepare for the transformative changes ahead.
But these Future Ready activities mean that passengers will need to prepare for intermittent periods of less frequent service and replacement bus service when available.
November overhead wire sectioning project in the downtown Seattle tunnel
The next project will take place Nov. 11-13 and disrupt travel between Capitol Hill and SODO stations.
The work will divide the electrical system within downtown stations into four sections, which will allow for future maintenance to occur while maintaining service.
Since service between these stations will be suspended, travelers will need to transfer to a free Link bus shuttle during the closure.
Link service will be operating every 15 minutes and the Link shuttle bus will operate approximately every 15 minutes.
We encourage riders to explore other alternative service options, especially on Friday, Nov. 11, to best meet your needs.
Please allow for extra time in order to reach your destination, especially when going to the airport.
We will post updates and rider alerts that include specific dates and durations for upcoming projects as details are finalized.
|Time period||Travel Impact|
Friday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 13
|Free bus shuttles replace 1 Line service between Capitol Hill and SODO stations for overhead power systems work in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel. Buses will serve all stations and run approximately every 15 minutes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Link will operate between Angle Lake and SODO stations every 15 minutes.|
|Additional track work in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel is needed to maintain the aging tracks through that area. Impacts are still to be determined.|
|Q1 2023||This work is needed to complete connections between the current 1-Line service and new 2-Line tracks that will link riders to the Eastside. Impacts are still to be determined.|
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Doing this work now means we will impact far fewer riders now than if we delayed them until after further expansions open.
While the disruptions that this work will cause are unavoidable, we will work hard to minimize the impact on service to our riders. The end result will be a safe and improved system ready for our next phase of growth.