Two-week construction begins at Columbia City Light Railroad Station

Riders of the Link light rail transit should plan ahead and expect delays as crews begin a series of construction and maintenance work at some of its Seattle stations.

The first phase of construction will take place on the northbound platform of Columbia City Station. It will start on Monday July 11 and will continue until Sunday July 24.

The next two-week work period will take place on the southbound platform and is scheduled for August 19 to September 19. 1.

Crews will remove cracked and failing platform tiles, rebuilding a concrete base to ensure the new tiles provide good durability, officials said. Most of the work is done at the edge of the platform and for worker safety the lanes closest to this section of the platform must be closed.

Work is underway to help secure 33 miles of Link Extensions over the next three years.

Transit officials said the train will be reduced to around 20 minutes between Angle Lake and Stadium stations.

They also said the trains would run approximately 10 minutes between Northgate and Stadium stations from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. During these hours all other southbound trains from Northgate will turn around at Stadium station. Exterior train signs will indicate whether they are heading for SeaTac/Angle Lake or Stadium.

From 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., trains will run every 20 minutes throughout the system. No southbound train will turn around at Stadium station.

The next project is scheduled to take place over two three-day periods in October and November in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel.

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Jose P. Rogers