3. News and updates

Overnight work at Shorewood Drive: Oct. 22 and 23

Beginning as early as Tuesday, Oct. 22, the first traction power substation (TPSS) will arrive on Mercer Island and will be installed at Shorewood Dr. and I-90. TPSS units provide electricity to the…

80th Ave. eastbound HOV ramp closure: Oct. 9 - 18

Beginning as early as Oct. 9, crews working for Sound Transit will close the 80th Avenue eastbound HOV on-ramp during off-peak hours to install new electrical conduit and new light fixtures. Sound…

I-90 ramp closure rescheduled

The planned closures for the Island Crest Way westbound HOV on-ramp, originally scheduled for this week, have been rescheduled for the week of Oct. 7 – 11. Crews will continue concrete pours for…

Upcoming I-90 ramp closures

Work continues to complete concrete work at the Mercer Island Station. Crews will continue pouring track slabs and sidewalks within the sound walls at the station platform. To safely do so, the…

Photo of Mercer Island station

Mercer Island Station Construction Nearing Completion

As we head into the fall, work at the Mercer Island Station is ramping up as crews work to put the finishing touches on the station. In the last few months, crews have: Completed installing the…

Weekend Island Crest Way Ramp Closures: August 17 & 24

Station construction has progressed this summer as crews have recently completed installing the steel for the platform’s canopy. In the coming weeks, work will continue to form and pour the concrete…

77th Avenue lane closure

Beginning as early as Friday, Aug. 2, crews will close the northbound right lane on 77th Avenue Southeast between North Mercer Way and Sunset Highway, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crews will remove the…

Upcoming I-90 ramp closures

Beginning Tuesday Aug. 6, crews will close the 80th Avenue westbound HOV off-ramp during off-peak hours to test newly installed intelligent transportation systems (ITS) fiber. This closure is…

East Link Extension ongoing road closures

Judkins Park Through January 2020 The trail through Day Street Park will continue to be closed through January 2020 as work continues on the bridge piers and west approach structures. Pedestrians…

Tracks for link light rail stretch across the I-90 floating bridge.

Bridging the gap: making tracks to connect the Eastside with Link light rail

Work is really picking up on the Interstate 90 floating bridge as Sound Transit crews work to extend Link light rail’s Blue Line to the Eastside and open for service in 2023.  One of the most…