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Overnight Montlake Blvd Closure on Sunday, May 16

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From 12 a.m. – 4 a.m., Sunday May 16, Sound Transit’s contractor will close lanes on Montlake Blvd. to conduct noise and vibration testing in the underground tunnels that will connect the existing University of Washington Station to the future Northgate Link Extension.

During the closure, vehicles traveling northbound must turn left from Montlake Blvd onto NE Pacific Street, right onto 15th Ave NE, right onto NE 45th Street and turn left back onto Montlake Blvd. at the signal. Vehicles traveling southbound must turn right onto NE 45th Street, turn left onto NE 15th Street, turn left onto NE Pacific Street and turn right back onto Montlake Blvd. 


Overnight, Sunday May 16 from 12 a.m. – 4 a.m. 


Montlake Blvd between NE 45 Street and NE Pacific Street. 


Sound Transit recently announced that the Northgate Link light rail extension will open to passenger service on Saturday, October 2.The new extension, which is moving forward under budget, will offer riders reliable, traffic-free trips of only 14 minutes between Northgate and downtown Seattle. In addition to the elevated station at Northgate trains will stop at new underground stations serving Seattle’s U District and Roosevelt neighborhoods. Of the 4.3-mile extension, all but 0.8 miles of elevated track at Northgate are located underground.

Construction map for Montlake Boulevard Closure, Northgate Link Extension