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Background informationProject Created: March 8, 2010

Project Name: University Link Light Rail
Year in Operation:
Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Tunnel, Transit, Transportation Terminal
Status: Design / Construction
Type: New Facility
Description: A 3.15 mile light rail extension running in twin-bored tunnels from Downtown Seattle north to the University of Washington, with stations at Capitol Hill and on the UW campus near Husky Stadium.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Bid Build
Is the project still active: Yes

Project Locations

Address: 960 East Pine St
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: United States of America

Address: 1850 Broadway Ave
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: United States of America

Address: 3924 Montlake Blvd NE
City: Seattle
State: Washington
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land: ROW by Sound Transit

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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From Public (Government) Sources to Producers

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Direct Cash Support: Local Sales Tax of 0.4% voted by Central Puget Sound region in Nov 2008 to support elements of the Sound Transit Master Plan. The authority also raises funds directly through the sale of bonds, which are projected to amount to $6.9 billion between 2009 and 2023.

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From Other Public Entities - Direct Grant of Appropriated Public Funds: Federal grants Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET)

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

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Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

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Initial Design and Construction
Formats used by Sound Transit for engineering team -- a joint venture, and for construction contracts. Tunnel excavation will generally be through glacial soils using pressure face tunnel boring machines. The tunnels are lined wiht precast concrete segmental linings. Station platforms are as deep as 80 feet below grade.  

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: March 8, 2010
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$1-5 Billion US


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