The PI published an article on Beacon Hill Tunnel progress when Sound Transit put a tour on Sunday.
“It is probably the most challenging construction project along the whole Link light rail line,” said transit-board member Larry Phillips, a Metropolitan King County Council member from Seattle, said during a tour Sunday morning. “The methods used to mine out this station have never before been used at this depth. We are standing here in an engineering and construction marvel that will be known throughout the world.”
That’s pretty awesome if just a bit exaggerated.
Phillips said the tunnel proves Sound Transit has the know-how to deliver 50 more miles of light rail, if voters approve it this fall. But the mining is tricky enough that officials canceled a deep train platform they once promised at busy First Hill.
Hmmm… I wonder if my fantasy ballot measure could some how include the First Hill station…