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12/5/2005



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Sound Transit begins to build elevated Central Link guideway


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Last week, PCL Construction Services Inc. crews finished constructing the first span of elevated light-rail guideway for Sound Transit’s Central Link project.

To be constructed between now and 2007, the elevated tracks — comprising about 200 120-foot spans — will run five miles through Tukwila, Wash.

In late 2003, Sound Transit began building the 14-mile Seattle-to-Tukwila Central Link light-rail line, which is scheduled to be complete in mid-2009. Last summer, the agency approved extending the line to Sea-Tac International Airport. Scheduled to be complete in late 2009, the airport extension will include a station adjacent to the fourth level of the airport parking garage, where passengers will have access to an elevated walkway to International Boulevard and a pedestrian walkway to the airport’s ticket counter.


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