Friday, February 21, 2014

New Phases Of UW Station Construction Will Detour Burke-Gilman Place Users

The UW Station Construction Montlake Triangle Project (MTP),  centering around the intersection of Pacific Street and Montlake Boulevard, started this month and will be complete by August 2015.

The information says:

The MTP consists of lowering NE Pacific Place and constructing a land bridge connecting the Montlake Triangle, including Montlake Boulevard, Husky Stadium and University Link Light Rail station and the lower Rainier Vista. 
The Burke-Gilman Trail will be rerouted that will take users around the lower Rainier Vista using the existing trail, which will be enhanced with a new paved surface to accommodate all modes and user capacity.

Once the Burke-Gilman Trail is detoured, eastbound vehicle traffic on NE Pacific Place will be rerouted to the existing bridge currently used by the Trail.  Southbound Montlake vehicle traffic going west will continue past the southern tip of the Triangle and turn right onto NE Pacific Street.
The MTP is part of the overall Campus Master Plan to transform and activate the Rainier Vista and Montlake Triangle area as a more vibrant public space and connect people to transportation options.

For more information go here.

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