Light Rail Work Begins
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Light rail is coming to Husky Stadium. In January, Sound Transit began preparing the site, including fencing off a portion of the stadium's parking lot E11 and barricading portions of the initial 4-acre construction, removing asphalt and installing foundations for the construction wall. The initial stage of construction will occupy roughly 400 parking spots.
The underground station will be part of Sound Transit's U-Link, a 3.15-mile light rail extension running between downtown Seattle and the UW, with a station on Capitol Hill. Construction on the two stations and the tunnel track began in 2009 and will continue until the U-Link opens for service in 2016.