Major railroad track upgrades to require five week Royal Brougham closure

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway contractors will begin installing an additional set of railroad tracks across Royal Brougham Way in Seattle on Monday, Feb. 26.  The work requires a complete closure of Royal Brougham Way from Third Street to just west of the tracks for up to five weeks. 


The work is part of a series of rail improvements between Seattle and Tacoma that will allow Sound Transit to add five additional Sounder trains a day between Seattle and Tacoma.  The additional set of tracks also improves system performance for Amtrak passenger rail service and freight capacity.


Contractors planned the work to fall after several major events at Qwest Field and before the Seattle Mariner’s opening day on April 2.  Motorists and pedestrians will be redirected to Edgar Martinez Drive just south of Royal Brougham.


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