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Tunneling to Capitol Hill to begin

May 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Boring machines are about to start up at the University Link light rail station.

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Monday morning, Sound Transit officials, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff celebrated the launch of the first tunnel boring machine for the University Link light rail project. A second tunnel boring machine will be brought in next month to start drilling the parallel line. The two machines will work around the clock on the three-mile tunnels, which will be for the northbound and southbound tracks.

The $2 billion light rail project is expected to open by September 2016.

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