East Link construction begins at Enatai Beach Park on Oct. 13

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As early as Oct. 13, Sound Transit's contractor, Kiewit-Hoffman, will begin mobilizing construction equipment at Enatai Beach Park.

Crews will use a portion of the existing park and parking area for use as a construction zone for seismic retrofit work that will occur along the East Channel Bridge. This work will reduce the structure's vulnerability in a seismic event and prepare the East Channel Bridge for future East Link construction and operation.

12 parking spaces may be unavailable for six months and access to remaining parking spaces and Enatai Beach Park will be maintained throughout construction. Parking spaces and park grounds will be restored to existing conditions once work is complete.
 
Here's what you can expect:

  • Work hours will be 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and work is anticipated to last for up to two years.
  • Construction vehicles and crew members entering and exiting the work zone during typical work hours. Approximately 20 trucks daily will be accessing the site via approved haul routes.
  • Intermittent lane closures along 108th Avenue Southeast. Vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists should follow signed detours and flaggers to safely access your destination.
  • Construction fencing, construction trailers, lighting and signage delineating the construction site will be in place.
  • Some parking spaces may be unavailable for six months. Limited parking will remain available throughout construction and visitors will be able to access the park.
  • Potential intermittent noise and vibration from construction activities may be noticeable.

Map of construction work at Enatai Beach.