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First Hill StreetCar Construction

Project Updates

June 16 - 22

Final Weekly Issue
This is the final regular weekly issue of the First Hill Streetcar’s Weekly Project Update. Look for upcoming issues announcing project events and milestones.

Substantial Completion
Construction is substantially complete for the First Hill Streetcar. The major components of the track, maintenance and operations facility, and electrical power system have been installed, and the small remaining issues identified by City inspectors are now being addressed by the contractor. At the same time, inspections and testing procedures are taking place and in September, we will begin testing the streetcars and training operators.

Next Steps
The City’s streetcar car builder is currently completing manufacturing of six streetcars for the First Hill Line, and an additional car for the South Lake Union Line. Three cars will be built locally in Seattle, while four are being completed and tested at the car builder’s factory in the Czech Republic before shipping to Seattle.

BROADWAY - YESLER - 14th - JACKSON
Resolution of “Punch List” Items
CONSTRUCTION DETAIL
Weekday Work: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Project-wide activities
    • Resolution of civil and electrical “punch list” items
    • Overhead electrical system inspections and adjustments
    • Train signal testing and adjustments
  • Broadway
    • Terrace/Boren – Asphalt paving
    • Madison - Utility pole installation
  • Yesler
    • Broadway to 14th – Overhead electrical adjustments
  • 14th Ave S
    • S Main St.- Asphalt paving
  • Jackson
    • Occidental- Overhead electrical installations

Thursday Night Work: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

  • Broadway
    • Union - Asphalt paving

Weekend Work:

  • Saturday - 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Overhead electrical clearance testing and adjustments

What to Expect During Construction:

  • Lane restrictions
  • On-street parking and loading restrictions
  • Traffic and pedestrian detours
  • Construction noise and dust


Past Project Updates

June 10 - 15

BROADWAY - YESLER - 14th - JACKSON
Resolution of “Punch List” Items
CONSTRUCTION DETAIL
Weekday Work: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Project-wide activities
    • Resolution of civil and electrical “punch list” items
    • Electrical installations in substations
    • Overhead electrical system - inspections and adjustments
    • Train signal testing and adjustments
    • Signage and railing cable installation at platforms
  • Broadway
    • Howell - Electrical installations in substations
    • Minor - Electrical installations in substations
  • Yesler
    • Broadway to 14th - Overhead electrical adjustments
  • 14th Ave S
    • Tree trimming
    • S Main St.- Electrical installations
  • Jackson
    • 2nd Ave Ext- Electrical installations in service vault

Weeknight Work: 7 p.m. - 5 a.m.

  • Video inspection of sewer lines

Weekend Work:

  • Saturday - 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Overhead electrical clearance testing with pantograph cart
    • Broadway at Howell - Overhead electrical installations
    • Broadway at Pine - Overhead electrical installations
  • Sunday - 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Broadway at Pine - Overhead electrical installations
    • Broadway at Union - Overhead electrical installations

Traffic Advisories:
Saturday & Sunday June 14 & 15 - The intersection of Broadway and Pine will be closed for overhead electrical installations.

What to Expect During Construction:

  • Lane restrictions
  • On-street parking and loading restrictions
  • Traffic and pedestrian detours
  • Construction noise and dust

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