Major light rail contract out for bid

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The largest construction contract in Sound Transit history, at more than $500 million, was advertised for bid on March 6.

This contract is for excavation at the Roosevelt and U District light rail station sites and tunneling between the Maple Leaf Portal (near Northgate) and the University of Washington Station (near Husky Stadium).

Bids for the contract are due May 28. We've been pleased to receive interest from dozens of contractors and we expect good competition for the job.

Work under this contract is expected to begin this fall.